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The Opportunity Costs of Remaining a Book Discipline

Putnam, Lara (2015) The Opportunity Costs of Remaining a Book Discipline. Perspectives on History, 53 (4). 20 - 21. ISSN 1940-8048

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Essay suggests that technological shifts impacting scholarly communication should encourage us to question the opportunity costs of insisting on maintaining the 100,000 word monograph as the core unit of published scholarship acknowledged for purposes of tenure and promotion within the historical profession. Consideration of visibility and access, the benefits of peer review, and flexibility to reward outreach may all advocate in favor of a move towards "book and/or article discipline" status.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Putnam, Laralep12@pitt.eduLEP12
Date: April 2015
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Perspectives on History
Volume: 53
Number: 4
Publisher: American Historical Review
Page Range: 20 - 21
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1940-8048
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Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 01 May 2015 15:57
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2017 05:56


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