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Scholarly Communications

The scholarly communications and publishing ecosystem, including formats of academic literature (journals, monographs, edited collections), research impact, grants, copyright, Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and non-academic publishing.

Publishing Academic Monographs

Academic Monographs

More commonly found in the humanities, monographs are academically rigorous publications that dive deeply into a singular topic. These books are heavily researched and written for other scholars looking to understand the nuances of a complex argument.  These formal manuscripts are typically published by academic publishing companies such as Oxford University Press.  

Monograph Publishing Process

What's The Process? How Do I Get Published?

A much more in-depth work than a journal article, a monograph requires a more rigorous process of publication. Whether you are converting your dissertation to a monograph or starting on your topic from scratch, expect to spend at least a couple of years working through the publishing process. While there are differences in process between publishers, be ready to work through these stages of publication:

  1. Writing Your dissertation (If you are converting your dissertation)
  2. Planning Your Draft
  3. Working on Your Manuscript: Drafting and Revising
  4. Preparing and Submitting Your Monograph’s Proposal
  5. Negotiating a Book Contract  
  6. Preparing a Final Manuscript
  7. Final Touches and Copyediting 
  8.  Marketing Your Monograph