Publishing isn't doomed 2

May 1, 2008

Sophie Goldsworthy in "What an academic publisher can do for you" ("Publish and be ignored", 24 April) argues that Oxford University Press promotes "scholarly integrity" in terms of how it "delivers good copy" and "opens doors" to "key media players". But her list of successful titles makes no mention of women authors. I wonder how many reviewers for OUP (and, for that matter, Cambridge University Press) are women and how much women writers published by the press earn in royalties relative to men?

Julia Swindells, OUP author.

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