Features of Scholarly Publishing in Small Multilingual Publishing Markets: The Case of Greece

By Christina Banou.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Scholarly publishing worldwide is deeply influenced by the changes resulting from globalization, the Open Access movement and the introduction of novel information technologies and the internet. These changes alter scholarly communication and redefine issues regarding journal publishing, printed book’s production and promotion, as well as distribution processes. The paper focuses on scholarly publishing in Greece nowadays. After an overview of the main characteristics of the Greek publishing industry, the paper studies features of scholarly publishing in Greece as developing in a changing era. The role of university presses, libraries, associations and non profit organizations is pointed out, while special emphasis is given on the impact of Open Access in Greece. More specifically, the paper focuses on the development and the future of the Greek university presses. The paper aims at providing an overview of scholarly publishing in Greece nowadays, which is representative of the small publishing multilingual markets, investigating the opportunities and outlining the roles that are constantly redefined.

Keywords: Scholarly Publishing, Greece, Publishing Industry, Scholarly Communication, Open Access

International Journal of the Book, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp.119-126. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.154MB).

Dr. Christina Banou

Lecturer, Department of Archive and Library Science, Ionian University, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece

Dr. Christina Banou is a assistant professor in Book Publishing and Book Policy at the Department of Archive and Library Science, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. Her main areas of research interest include book publishing, history of the book publishing industry, book policy, aesthetics of the printed book, reading policy, history of reading and of libraries. She has presented papers in refereed journals and has participated at international conferences. A monograph of her concerning the publishing industry has been published in Greek.

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