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Independent Open Access Book Publishing 101

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[A pre-print of my editorial for the next issue of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality, offering a very basic introduction to independent book publishing.] In a previous editorial (Gelfer, 2009), I wrote about the economics of open access journal publishing. Specifically, I noted how a particular viewpoint expressed by Conley and Wooders (2009) glossed […]

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JMMS editorial 5.2 pre-print

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The Boer’s Nuts: Concerning the Testicular Logic of Peer Review Overseeing the peer review process is almost certainly the most challenging aspect of editing an academic journal. The real dark art is not just the whip-cracking that is necessary in order to get reviews back within (hopefully) a couple of months, but selecting the right […]

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LOHAS and the Indigo Dollar

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I have a new article out called LOHAS and the Indigo Dollar: Growing the Spiritual Economy in the new issue of New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. The article abstract is as follows: It is well documented that alternative spiritualities can be commercialised and commodified. My aim in this paper is to extend […]

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eResearch Australasia 2009

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Wearing my publisher’s hat, I’ll be presenting a poster at this year’s eResearch Australasia conference in Sydney, 9-13 November. Journals Unbound: e-Infrastructure for Small and Medium-Sized Journals In recent years there has been a massive worldwide development of e-infrastructure for academic journals. From a top-down perspective, journal databases and aggregators of various stripes have enabled […]

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Open Access Economics

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[A pre-print of my editorial for the next Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality.] Like most humanists I spend my free time browsing the pages of economic journals, and it was with particular interest that I read a recent issue of Economic Analysis & Policy which featured articles focusing on the economics of open access […]