IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 432: The Future of Academic Publication: A Round Table Discussion

Monday 9 July 2012, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Organisers:Simon Forde, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout
Blair Sullivan, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Moderator/Chair:Blair Sullivan, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Abstract

What are the recent significant trends in academic publication? In particular, is ‘monograph-style’ writing and publication becoming obsolete? And what is the role of academic promotion committees in this, both in Europe and the United States? How are universities modifying the academic process by developing new teaching structures and delivery systems? What are the important intellectual property issues in an increasingly digital environment, where different legal traditions and copyright laws protect authors and publishers in different degrees? How can academic publishers hope to meet expenses and generate a cash flow in the face of shrinking university budgets and the demand on the part of scholars and librarians for ‘open access’?

Participants include Guy Carney (Brepols Publishers, Turnhout), Julian Deahl (Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden), Marco Mostert (Universiteit Utrecht), Helmut Reimitz (Princeton University), and Jan Ziolkowski (Harvard University / Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC).