July 14, 2006

Rice University breaks the mold in university publishing

I'm delighted to hear that Rice University is restarting its refereed university press as an online-only enterprise with print-on-demand options. I hope this provides a demonstration of the enormous stability of online publishing costs—no worries about printer costs to force presses to figure out what they can publish. The primary costs will be in the reviewing process and the compositing. And those are not negligible, certainly, but they're rationally related to what should be the priority of university presses (finding the best monographs to print).

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Posted in EPAA on July 14, 2006 10:04 AM |