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I recently had a chapter accepted into a book project that is publishing through IGI Global. Just wondering if people have anything to say about the reputation of this publisher? They only publish academic scholarship as far as I understand, but I'm wondering how much it will help to have this publication on my CV as someone within the Writing & Rhetoric field, or more generally as an aspiring scholar? Thanks!

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A Google search turns up a blog post by Ian Bogost (lit/sci prof, OOO studies at GA Tech) that might interest you: http://www.bogost.com/blog/writeonly_publication.shtml

 

Two threads on the CHE forums may be of interest as well:

http://chronicle.com.proxy.library.emory.edu/forums/index.php/topic,90018.0.html

http://chronicle.com.proxy.library.emory.edu/forums/index.php/topic,56653.0.html

 

Based on the above, I personally would not publish a chapter with this press, but YMMV, and beyond that I can't say much.

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A Google search turns up a blog post by Ian Bogost (lit/sci prof, OOO studies at GA Tech) that might interest you: http://www.bogost.com/blog/writeonly_publication.shtml

 

Two threads on the CHE forums may be of interest as well:

http://chronicle.com/forums/index.php/topic,56653.0.html

http://chronicle.com/forums/index.php/topic,90018.0.html

Based on the above, I personally would not publish a chapter with this press, but YMMV, and beyond that I can't say much.

 

Thanks for the links, though the threads want me to log in, so I can't see them. The editors of the book project I'm involved with are senior faculty members (at an adjacent university) who I met through my thesis director, so it seems/seemed legit. I wonder if it would actually hurt me to have this on my CV, then, while applying to PhD programs? 

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Hi there--

 

Reposting my previous message with no-logon-required links for the CHE forum threads (sorry about that!)--

 

"A Google search turns up a blog post by Ian Bogost (lit/sci prof, OOO studies at GA Tech) that might interest you: http://www.bogost.co...blication.shtml

 

 

Two threads on the CHE forums may be of interest as well:

 
 
Based on the above, I personally would not publish a chapter with this press, but YMMV, and beyond that I can't say much."
 
(You mentioned in response to my post the editors of your book project are senior faculty members who you met via your thesis director. Yeah, those kinds of circumstances are why I said YMMV/I can't say much: I really don't know!)
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The value of this publication will diminish as you progress in your career. I don't think that this chapter will hurt your PhD apps, but I'd recommend that you consider leaving it off of your CV in any future postdoc or TT position apps (if that's the route you're headed in).

 

Just my two cents...

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Thanks, but care to elaborate on why these are your two cents? That is, have you had some sort of run-in with IGI?  :)

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On 5/20/2013 at 2:13 PM, sanfram said:

I recently had a chapter accepted into a book project that is publishing through IGI Global. Just wondering if people have anything to say about the reputation of this publisher? They only publish academic scholarship as far as I understand, but I'm wondering how much it will help to have this publication on my CV as someone within the Writing & Rhetoric field, or more generally as an aspiring scholar? Thanks!

 

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