Publishing Research Quarterly

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List of Papers (Total 15)

Fairer Citation Based Metrics

I describe a simple modification which can be applied to any citation count based index (e.g. Hirsch’s h-index) quantifying a researcher’s publication output. The key idea behind the proposed approach is that the merit for the citations of a paper should be distributed amongst its authors according to their relative contributions. In addition to producing inherently fairer metrics ...

Deconstructing Social Media: An Analysis of Twitter and Facebook Use in the Publishing Industry

The article analyses the social media activity around two genre fiction titles published in the UK. The research is focused on the platforms Twitter and Facebook as they are the sites currently most used as marketing tools by the publishing industry. Over 10,000 social media posts were collected and categorised to create a timeline of social media activity for two case studies. The ...

Conditions and Survival: Views on the Concentration of Ownership and Vertical Integration in German and Swedish Publishing

This paper compares publishing in two European countries with fixed respective free book prices: Germany and Sweden, when it comes to the phenomenon vertical integration. Concentration of media ownership is a central issue in today’s global publishing industry and large international media groups are consolidating at a fast pace, taking over more and more links in the value chain ...

A New Method and Metric to Evaluate the Peer Review Process of Scholarly Journals

This paper will propose a new system that produces a metric that is an indicator of the level of peer review conducted prior to the publication of scholarly material. A mathematical algorithm which incorporates weighted values of the roles within the peer review process is created. The h-index, which is a value that “measures the productivity and impact of a scientist or scholar,” ...

Evolution of the Brazilian Publishing Market

The Brazilian economy grows day by day, but when and how the country will reach its potential as a reader market, is still is a challenge for companies established in the country and for those which wish to plant its flags there. Looking at its recent past and the current transformations, it is possible to imagine that this time for success is pretty closer.

Listen to the Music: Lessons for Publishers from Record Labels’ Digital Debut Decade

Multimedia EBooks present a tremendous growth opportunity for publishers. Yet, industry executives might be cautious after witnessing the astounding collapse of the record business during its digital transition over the last 10 years. This article looks at what went wrong for Big Music, what lessons book publishers can learn from the recording industry’s mistakes and also some ...

Economic Essentials of Online Publishing with Associated Trends and Patterns

This article takes a look at the common types of revenues and expenses prevalent in the online publishing world, and examines the economic trends and contrasts of upstart entities vs. larger, more established organizations. Through the use of examples and case studies, we surface information that is useful in managing for economic value.

The Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation

A concise description of and related activities of the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation with a special focus on the book publishing and bookselling activities in Russia. The three major programs of the Foundation are described with an emphasis on book publishing and the related Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair. A critical analysis of the fiction and non-fiction trade book publishing ...

The Development of Business-to-Business Magazines in China

Business-to-Business (B2B) publications actually have a long history in China, beginning in the early twentieth century. After 1949, the Chinese economy became planned and regulated by the government, the former B2B magazines became their purpose to explain the government’s industrial policies, chart business direction and exchange developmental experience. As China began its ...