1946: A Turning Point in the Growth of Scholarly Publishing
After the war ended, the U.S. was the global center of higher education and the military and financial power in the world. This chapter outlines the G.I. Bill’s impact on higher education and scholarly publishing, which was monumental: enrollments surged, libraries expanded, and there was a pressing need to provide more scholarly books and journals for faculty, students, and libraries here and abroad. Dynamic managerial and marketing strategies were created, setting the state for growth. Truman signed the Atomic Energy Act creating the Atomic Energy Commission that impacted research for decades.