Reeve, K (2018) Reimagining the university press commissioning editor for the 21st century. In: University Press Redux Conference, 13 - 14 February 2018, British Library, London, UK.

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Commissioning editors are creative curators with a uniquely broad-ranging knowledge of their subject areas. They have a clear understanding of what makes an academic book critically and financially successful. In carrying out their responsibility to ensure the quality of their lists, they can become the target of criticism from academics for ‘gatekeeping’. Meanwhile, in-house, they face high acquisition targets in a challenging market. Digital training agendas have not tended to include commissioning editors. What could the future look like for commissioning editors? How might they add value for their authors and readers – and for the publishers whose income and reputations they support?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

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Keywords: academic publishing, university press, publishing, commissioning editor, redux 18, ALPSP, UCL Press, open access, editorial, editors
Subjects: A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
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