Publishing Research Quarterly

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 218–237 | Cite as

The Price and New Title Output of Scholarly Books: 2009–2016

  • Jaclyn Simson
  • Albert N. Greco


The majority of scholars in the humanities and the social sciences, the scientific, technical, and medical, and the legal, tax, and regulatory fields are interested in the state of scholarly book publishing because these books often play a pivotal role in the often-opaque tenure, promotion, and grant application process. In the past, several studies analyzed new title output and scholarly book prices. However, no one investigated the impact of the Recession of 2007–2009 on scholarly books. This study looks at the impact of this recession, its impact on scholarly book prices and new title output between 2009 and 2016, and makes a series of recommendations for university presses.


Scholarly book prices Scholarly book new title output University presses Commercial scholarly publishers Academic societies Recession of 2007–2009 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gabelli School of BusinessFordham UniversityBronxUSA

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