Aims and scope

Publishing Research Quarterly is an international forum for the publication of original peer-reviewed papers covering significant research on and analyses of the full range of the publishing environment. The journal provides analysis of content development, production, distribution, and marketing of books, magazines, journals, and online information services in relation to the social, political, economic, and technological conditions that shape the publishing process, extending from editorial decision-making to order processing to print and online delivery.

Publishing Research Quarterly publishes significant research reports and analyses of industry trends, covering topics such as product development, marketing, financial aspects, and print and online distribution as well as the relationship between publishing activities and publishing’s constituencies among industry, government, and consumer communities. Scholarly articles, research reports, review papers, essays, surveys, memoirs, statistics, letters, and notes that contribute to knowledge about how different sectors of the publishing industry operate are published as well as book reviews.