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Basics of the library publishing chain

Abstract:

This chapter explains the basic business and professional steps necessary for making a strong publishing chain that will result in a quality publication. This is applicable to publishing in general, and to library publishing as well. The importance of consistent implementation of all elements of the publishing chain is emphasised and special attention is given to problems that publishers might encounter if an element is omitted. Basic reasons for library publishing are discussed, as well as decisions on what to publish, and whether to publish in print or electronic format. Fundamental elements of library publishing management are described: editorial team, planning, manuscript acquisition and ...

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