Monash University Publishing: Advancing knowledge

About Monash University Publishing

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General information

Australia’s largest university now has its own publishing arm, with the establishment of Monash University Publishing. Monash University Publishing publishes scholarship of the highest standard across the humanities and social sciences, and specialises in Asian Studies, Politics, Education, Communications, and the study of Australian history, culture and literature.

Books
Monash University Publishing books are published online in epub format and are available for download to mobile reading devices.

Print versions of Monash University Publishing books are available for purchase from this site and from good retailers around the world.

Journals
Monash University Publishing publishes History Australia on behalf of the Australian Historical Association; print copies and online access to the journal are available via membership of the Australian Historical Association.

For information on publishing a journal with Monash University Publishing, download the Word documents below:
Proposal guidelines for existing journals
Proposal guidelines for new journals

Peer review
Monash University Publishing’s scholarly titles pass through a rigorous process of peer review prior to being accepted for publication. They are counted in the Higher Education Research Collection Data (HERDC).

For more information see the press’s Guidelines on Peer Review.

Open access
Monash University Publishing’s scholarly titles are published online ‘open access’, ensuring that the reach and readership of these works is maximised.

Print versions of Monash University Publishing titles are also sold through bookstores, ensuring maximum impact.

Note that this does not mean this material is in the 'public domain'. Copyright laws still apply.

Our authors
There is no requirement that authors published by Monash University Publishing should be part of, or have an institutional connection with, Monash University. However, Monash University Publishing also aims to:

  • represent the breadth and energy of Monash University research interests,

  • play a coordinating role in the production and dissemination of Monash’s scholarly publications and

  • provide a body of publishing expertise within the University.

Monash University Publishing actively works with University Faculties and Research Institutes to commission and publish new works by Monash scholars.

Royalties
Monash University Publishing pays author royalties.


Our charter

Monash University Publishing is Monash University’s publishing imprint.
Monash University Publishing will add a high level of value to the University by:

i. Publishing scholarly work of the highest quality, ensured by rigorous peer review

ii. Maximising the impact of Monash University Publishing titles

iii. Representing the breadth and energy of Monash University research interests (while not excluding contributors from anywhere)

iv. Promoting the free exchange of knowledge

v. Playing a coordinating role in the production and dissemination of Monash’s scholarly publications, and

vi. Providing a body of publishing expertise within the University.


Overview: how the press operates

Monash University Publishing is housed physically and administratively in the Monash University Library, reflecting the Library’s conceptualisation of and active involvement with the scholarly research cycle:

Monash University Library's engagement wtih the scholarly research cycle
 

Book proposals by Monash authors (staff or students) are forwarded to Editorial Boards based in Monash University Faculties or Research Centres. These boards:

  • decide whether or not to commission the work,

  • submit it, if it is commissioned, for refereeing (including by at least one referee external to Monash),

  • make a final decision to accept or reject the work, based on the referees’ reports and,

  • if the work is accepted for publication, steer it through necessary steps of editing, proofreading and file preparation before the commencement of the production process.

Book proposals by authors from outside of Monash, and by Monash authors working in areas of research for which an Editorial Board has not yet been established, are submitted directly to Monash University Publishing, which then handles refereeing procedures. In these cases copyediting, proofreading, indexing and file preparation are the responsibility of the author(s) or editor(s) of the publication. Monash University Publishing can provide these services but may charge a fee for doing so.

Editors of Monash University Publishing journals process articles and other submitted content through peer review, copyediting and proofreading stages via an online content management system, before Monash University Publishing publishes the journal in pdf and epub and, where applicable, in print.

A Monash University Publishing Advisory Committee, comprising Faculty Editorial Board members and a range of other Monash and external stakeholders, determines the broad strategic direction of Monash University Publishing and ensures that proper processes of operation, especially those necessary for the maintenance of high standards of scholarship, are maintained.


Our memberships

Monash University Publishing is a member of the following organisations:

International Association of University Presses

The Small Press Network


How to order

Information for individuals

How to order a print book

Please order via the Monash University Publishing eCart

How to find and download online books

Books and journals can be accessed via our home page. After selecting a title, books can be viewed online or downloaded as an epub file.

Some mobile devices like iPads/iPhones/iPods require a reader application like Stanza (free download) to be installed prior to downloading.

Adobe Digital Editions (free download) is a free reader suitable for desktop computers.

Journals

Monash University Publishing publishes History Australia on behalf of the Australian Historical Association; print copies and online access to the journal are available to individuals via membership of the Australian Historical Association.

Information for booksellers and library suppliers

Within Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea our books are available to the trade via our distributor Footprint Books Pty Ltd:

www.footprint.com.au
1/6a Prosperity Parade
Warriewood, NSW 2102, Australia
Phone: 1300 260 090 (within Australia)
Phone: +61 (2) 9997 3973 (international)
Fax:     +61 (2) 9997 3185

In North America please order from our distributor International Specialized Book Services:

www.isbs.com
920 NE 58th Ave., Suite 300
Portland, OR 97213, USA
Phone: 1-800-944-6190 (toll free within the USA)
orders@isbs.com

To order from the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia or other territories, or for further inquiries, please contact Sarah Cannon:
Email: sarah.cannon@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9905 0526.

Journal

Monash University Publishing publishes History Australia on behalf of the Australian Historical Association; print copies and/or online access to the journal are available to institutions via membership of the Australian Historical Association.


Information for authors

Monash University Publishing’s scholarly titles all pass through a rigorous process of peer review prior to being accepted for publication.

Author commendations

The publication process is usually a fraught business, but my experience with Monash University Publishing has been at every point one of genuine pleasure. It's remarkable to find a group of people who are not only very good at what they do, but also passionate about it; when a publisher cares about a book in something of the way that its author does, you know you could not be in better hands. It is a very impressive operation.
– Peter Fitzpatrick, author of The Two Frank Thrings

Monash University Publishing were a pleasure to work with throughout the whole publication process for my book Race and the Modern Exotic. I’m delighted with the quality of the final product.
– Professor Angela Woollacott, Australian National University

We have found working with staff at Monash University Publishing a most rewarding experience. Their level of support from the early stages of book proposal, right through production and now into promotion and marketing has been outstanding. They have made working on A Pedagogy of Place a truly memorable and collaborative effort.
– Brian Wattchow and Mike Brown

Australians in Italy and A Site of Convergence represent two of the most energising and fruitful collaborations in publishing I have experienced. All with whom I have liaised and worked at Monash University Publishing are highly talented and dedicated—they take genuine joy in bringing every aspect of a project to fruition to the highest standards, together comprising an impressive team.
– Cynthia Troup

The quality of production, and the cover appearance, are both excellent; and I wish to congratulate you and all concerned at Monash Publishing. I also appreciated your consistent vigour, energy and goodwill in securing publication in such admirable time.
– Professor John Nieuwenhuysen

Monash authors

Monash University Publishing offers:

  • publication of your work online open access, thereby enabling for this work the maximum reach, readership and impact,

  • national and international print sales,

  • national and international metadata dissemination to facilitate the easy accessibility of your work.

Monash University Publishing pays royalties.

Monash University Publishing works with Monash University Faculties and Research Centres and Institutes to commission and publish ongoing publication series.

Publication proposals from Monash authors will be forwarded to the Chairperson of the relevant Editorial Board, who will oversee processes of initial assessment, peer review, editing and copy-editing, proof-reading, electronic file preparation and final submission to Monash University Publishing.

Proposals, in the form provided, should be sent in the first instance to submissions.publishing@monash.edu

Monash University Publishing Overview
Guidelines on Peer Review
Guidelines on Publishing Procedure
Guidelines for Electronic Submission
Book Proposal Form
Editorial Style Guide
Working with images: A guide for authors and editors
Copyright (and open access)
Contact Monash University Publishing
Subscribe to our mailing list

Authors outside of Monash University

Monash University Publishing offers:

  • publication of your work online open access, thereby enabling for this work the maximum reach, readership and impact,

  • national and international print sales,

  • national and international metadata dissemination to facilitate the easy accessibility of your work.

Monash University Publishing pays royalties.

Please read the information provided in the Guidelines for Electronic Submission and Guidelines on Publishing Procedure to learn about how Monash University Publishing works, prior to submitting your proposal.

Proposals, in the Form provided, should be sent in the first instance to submissions.publishing@monash.edu

Monash University Publishing Overview
Guidelines for Electronic Submission
Editorial Style Guide
Working with images: A guide for authors and editors
Manuscript Submission Template
Book Proposal Form
Open access
Contact Monash University Publishing
Subscribe to our mailing list


Information for editorial boards

Monash University Publishing Overview
Guidelines on Publishing Procedure
Guidelines on Peer Review
Proposal Evaluation Form
Open access
Contact Monash University Publishing
Subscribe to our mailing list


Information for journal publishers

Monash University Publishing publishes journals through a customised version of the Open Journal Systems (OJS) product of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) at the University of British Columbia.
For more information on this journal publishing system see the PKP website.

Monash University Publishing’s journal publishing associations receive:

  • training in using the system’s editorial, journal and subscription management workflows

  • full support for the system and

  • the ability to publish their journal online, or online and in print, with Monash University Publishing responsible for the design and layout of the fully copyedited journal issues.

Individuals, groups or organisations wanting to publish their journal with Monash University Publishing can download proposal guidelines as Word documents below.

Proposal guidelines for existing journals
Proposal guidelines for new journals

Associations in the process of chosing a publisher might find the article ‘Journal tendering for societies: A brief guide’ very useful. This article was produced by the Association for Learning Technology with support from JISC in 2011.


Contacts

Key contacts - Monash University Publishing

Nathan Hollier Nathan Hollier, Director
nathan.hollier@monash.edu
+61 3 9905 4227
Joanne Mullins Joanne Mullins, Coordinator
joanne.mullins@monash.edu
+61 3 9905 9238
Jo Kenny, Marketing Coordinator
jo.kenny@monash.edu
+61 3 9905 0526
Kate Hatch Kate Hatch, Production Assistant
kate.hatch@monash.edu
+61 3 9905 0590
Les Thomas Les Thomas, Designer
les.thomas@monash.edu
+61 3 9905 9691

Advisory Committee

Professor Lynette Russell (Chair), Director, Faculty of Arts Monash Indigenous Centre
Mr Paul Ashton, Director, re.press
Ms Kathie Barwick, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University
Dr Tom Denison, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
Dr Vince Dziekan, Acting Art and Design Faculty Editorial Chair, Monash University
Assoc. Professor Helen Forgasz, Faculty of Education, Monash University
Professor David Garrioch, Faculty of Arts, Monash University
Mr David Groenewegen, ANDS Director, Research Data & Operations, Monash University
Ms Cathrine Harboe-Ree, University Librarian, Monash University
Dr Nathan Hollier, Monash University Publishing
Mr Malcolm Neil, Director, Content Acquisition and Publisher Relations, Asia Pacific
Kobo Inc.
Professor Ilana Snyder, Faculty of Education, Monash University
Mr Andrew Stammer, Journals Publisher, CSIRO
Professor Marika Vicziany, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

Editorial boards

Art, Design and Architecture Editorial Board

Professor Shane Murray, Dean (Chair)
Ms Kathie Barwick, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture
Mr Gene Bawden, Design
Dr Vince Dziekan, Design and Multimedia
Dr Melissa Miles, Fine Arts
Dr Ari Seligmann, Architecture
Mr Kit Wise, Fine Arts

Arts Faculty Editorial Board

Professor David Garrioch (Chair), School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Professor Farzad Sharifian, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Professor Jacqui True, School of Political and Social Inquiry
Professor Ian McNiven, School of Geography and Environmental Science
Dr Anna Poletti, School of English, Communications and Performance Studies

Education Faculty Editorial Board

Professor Helen Forgasz (Chair)
Professor Ilana Snyder
Dr Jennifer Bleazby
Professor Neil Selwyn

Investigating Power Editorial Board (in development)

Associate Professor Clinton Fernandes (Chair), Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales

Monash Asia Institute Editorial Board

Professor Marika Vicziany (Chair)
Professor Greg Barton, School of Political and Social Inquiry
Associate Professor Gloria Davies, Chinese Studies
Dr Julian Millie, Anthropology
Dr Jagjit Plahe, Department of Management
Dr David Templeman, Monash Asia Institute

Social Informatics Editorial Board

Professor Sue McKemmish (Series Editor in Chief), Monash University, Australia
Dr. Tom Denison, Monash University, Australia
Professor Anne Gilliland, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
Professor Marlien Herselman, Meraka Institute, South Africa
Professor Emeritus Eric Ketelaar, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Professor Lynette Russell, Monash University, Australia
Professor Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Professor Jacky Swan, University of Warwick, UK


Other Monash based journals and publishers

Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Australian Journal of French Studies
Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique
Hazard
Journal of Australian Taxation
Journal of Labour & Industry
Monash Asia Institute Press
Monash University Law Review
Monash University Museum of Art
Monash University Press
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Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact our Marketing Coordinator, Sarah Cannon.

 


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