Getting Published is a blog aimed mainly at helping scholars working in the humanities and social sciences to get published. It is also highly relevant to other academic authors as well as to authors writing in the professions. Non-academic authors will find much to consider in its posts on the future of the book and other issues facing the publishing industry in general.
The blog is written by Gerald Jackson, who is editor in chief of NIAS Press, a small Asian Studies publisher located at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He has worked at NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies since 1993, during which time he has built what was a part-time researcher activity into a fully-fledged, peer-reviewed academic press with a reputation for publishing innovative, high-quality research. Today, it is a leading European publisher on Southeast Asia, publishing also on East and South Asia. Its international sales and distribution network means that NIAS books are found all over the world.
This blog has grown out of the work writing and publishing a book on getting published in the humanities and social sciences that Gerald and his co-author Marie Lenstrup finally completed late in 2008. This was published in early 2009. The purpose of this blog is to add information that was not possible to include in the book, to develop this material based on day-to-day experiences, and indeed to transform the material/blog site into a resource and meeting place for academic authors.