Before “it” is in print or available online, many writers seek assistance from a publisher. So, what role can a publisher play in the process?
This October, the Scholarly Kitchen circulated a list of 73 Things Publishers Do (2013 Edition.) This post is a broader, continuation of tasks originally identified in 60 Things Journal Publishers Do (2012.) The author, Kent Anderson, is the CEO/Publisher of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. Anderson includes a quick reference to the potential expense(s) for each of the 73 tasks listed ($-$$$$.) He also identifies the difficulty of navigating each undertaking using a metaphoric scheme describing the terrain.