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 e-book 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.

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 e-book 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

Books can be purchased in print via our All Titles page. Browse for the title you're after. Click on the link "Add to Cart" to be taken to the eCart to purchase a specific book in print. Links marked "Pre-purchase" indicate a book hasn't yet been published but can be purchased in advance; it will be deliverd to you once the stock has arrived. Delivery within Australia is free.

Many of our books are available for purchase as ebooks, through suppliers such as Amazon, Apple, Kobo, eBrary, NetLibrary etc. The prices of these vary amongst vendors, therefore we haven't included links to the ebooks on our website as we don't want to inadvertently send readers to higher priced products. Please search yourself to find the lowest price for the device you're using.

Mobile devices like iPads/iPhones/iPods require a reader "app" in order to to open the ebook. If you don't already have one installed, choose and download an app from your device's app store - search for "ebook reader".

Some of our books are available to read online for free ("open access"), as part of our missive to enable scholarly works to reach a wider audience. (This may follow and embargo period.) These books are available for viewing in HTML format, and occasionally in ePub format. If an ebook has been created for that title, there will be a link enabling html viewing and/or epub downloading on our website. A full list of our freely available titles can be found on our Open Access Titles page.

Information for Booksellers and Library Suppliers

Within Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea our books are available to the trade via our distributor NewSouth Books

Mailing Address

NewSouth Books
University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052
Australia 

Customer Service

To end July 2019:

TL Distribution 11a Greenhills Avenue, Moorebank, NSW, 2170
Ph: +61(2) 8778 9999 Fax: +61 (2) 8778 9944
email: orders@tldistribution.com.au

From 1 August 2019:

Alliance Distribution Services (ADS) http://www.alliancedist.com.au/ Ph: +61(2) 4390 1300 Email: adscs@alliancedist.com.au

 

In North America please order from our distributor Independent Publishers Group:

Independent Publishers Group
814 N. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 1 (800) 888 - IPG1
E-mail: orders@ipgbook.com
www.ipgbook.com

In the United Kingdom, Europe, Scandinavia, Central and Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South Africa, please order from our distributor Gazelle Books Services Ltd:

www.gazellebookservices.co.uk
White Cross Mills
Hightown
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4XS, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 1524 68765
Fax: +44 (0) 1524 63232
Email: sales@gazellebooks.co.uk


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

All who have seen the book are in raptures about the production. So are we. Quite, quite excellent. Our warmest thanks.
– Colin Tatz, author of Human Rights and Human Wrongs. April 2015

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

Depending on the commercial potential of the proposed work, the press may wish to discuss obtaining outside financial support for the project.

Monash University Publishing Overview
Guidelines on Peer Review
Guidelines on Publishing Procedure
Guidelines for Electronic Submission
Book Proposal Form (.docx 132kb)
Editorial Style Guide
Working with images: A guide for authors and editors (.docx 70kb)
Copyright
Contact Monash University Publishing
Subscribe to our mailing list

Authors External to 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
Book Proposal Form (.docx 132kb)
Working with images: A guide for authors and editors (.docx 70kb)
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


Contact Monash University Publishing Staff

Joanne Mullins

Joanne Mullins, Coordinator Test
joanne.mullins@monash.edu
+61 3 9905 9238

Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon, Senior Marketing Coordinator
sarah.cannon@monash.edu
+61 3 9905 0526
*Please note Sarah is in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Les Thomas

Les Thomas, Designer
les.thomas@monash.edu
+61 3 9905 9691
*Please note Les is in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Duncan Fardon

Duncan Fardon, Publishing Officer
duncan.fardon@monash.edu
+61 3 9905 0590
*Please note Duncan is in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Advisory Committee

Professor Lynette Russell (Chair), Director, Faculty of Arts Monash Indigenous Centre
Paul Ashton, Director, re.press
Professor David Garrioch, Faculty of Arts, Monash University
David Groenewegen, ANDS Director, Research Data & Operations, Monash University
Bob Gerrity, University Librarian, Monash University
Vanessa Fleming-Baillie, Executive Officer - Faculty of Arts, Monash University
Malcolm Neil, Director, Content Acquisition and Publisher Relations, Asia Pacific Kobo Inc.
Andrew Stammer, Journals Publisher, CSIRO
John Byron, Honorary Fellow, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education

Editorial Boards and Series Editors

Art History

Series Editor: Luke Morgan
Associate Professor, Theory of Art & Design
Monash University – Monash Art Design & Architecture

Australian History

Series Editor: Sean Scalmer
Associate Professor
The University of Melbourne – School of Historical Studies

Contemporary Australian Writers

Series Editor: Dr Melinda Harvey
Lecturer, Literary Studies
Monash University – Faculty of Arts

Education

Series Editor: Dr Philip Wing Keung Chan
Lecturer, Education Clayton
Monash University – Faculty of Education

Herb Feith Translation

Series Editor: Dr Jemma Purdey
Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts and the Australia Indonesia Centre
Monash University

Investigating Power

Series Editor: Clinton Fernandes
Professor in International & Political Studies
University of New South Wales – School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Monash Asia Institute

Series Editor: Antonia Marika Vicziany
Emeritus Professor, Monash Asia Institute
Director, National Centre for South Asian Studies
Monash University – Faculty of Arts

Social Informatics

Series Editor: Sue McKemmish
Professor, Community Org & Social Informatics
Monash University – Ctr for Org & Social Informatics

 


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
PEEL Publishing

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Media Inquiries

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

 


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