Questions for Academic Publishers (updated)

Oxford University Press philosophy editors Peter Momtchiloff, Peter Ohlin, and Lucy Randall have offered to answer Daily Nous readers’ questions about academic publishing. Here’s how it’ll work. You send in the questions to me at [email protected], or post them in the comment section below, and in a subsequent post during the last week of May, they will post the answers as well as keep an eye on the thread to handle any follow-ups. So what would you like to know? These can be questions on anything related to publishing—no question too small, too big, or too outlandish.

Here’s one question, just to get the ball rolling: what questions should an author be sure to ask prospective editors when trying to decide which publisher to work with?

UPDATE (5/15/15): A reader had asked about the possibility of including other publishers in this Q&A. Good idea. I am happy to report that Andrew Beck and Tony Bruce of Routledge,  Philip Laughlin of MIT Press, and Rob Tempio of Princeton University Press will be joining the aforementioned editors from OUP to provide answers to the submitted questions. I have a few more inquiries out to some other publishers and will keep you posted if there are additions to the list. In the meanwhile, please send in your questions.

UPDATE 2 (5/15/15): Hilary Gaskin of Cambridge University Press will also be taking part, as will Andrew Kenyon of SUNY Press and Stephen Latta of Broadview Press (which focuses largely on textbooks).

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