Open Access and Book Chapters

For many humanities researchers, book chapters are an important publication activity. This is particularly the case for PhD students and early career researchers who may see book chapters as a necessary first step in scholarly publishing. Edited collections are also useful for gathering together contemporaneous research in a particular area in a format that sometimes allows for greater editorial autonomy and a degree of flexibility around word counts and the ‘style’ of individual chapters. However, there are well documented concerns around book chapters and edited collections. These tend to centre around the lack of traditional peer-review and their assumed...

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