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A monograph is a relatively long scholarly work by a single author, exploring a certain subject in depth.

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Why does Springer need 85,000 words in a monograph?

I'm dealing with Springer about a monograph proposal. My draft was 80,000 words and they asked me to make it 85–100,000 words. I don't want to bother the editor with a question that is just out of ...
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Should I write a monograph for myself?

My dissertation is going to be a thesis by publication. I am going to publish a couple of papers and put those into one document with a couple of leading words (another 20 pages or so) and this is ...
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Do people still read monographic dissertations (in the Natural Sciences)? [closed]

I'm in the natural sciences (astrophysics) and in my experience, virtually nobody has the time to read monographs anymore (specifically dissertations). Most people don't even read entire papers. I ...
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Are preface and acknowledgement a must-have in a monograph?

The question says it all. To my regret, my monograph, published by a reputable academic publisher, doesn't have them. My only excuse is that I was just having a baby and my only concern was to submit ...
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Choice between article-based and monograph thesis

I am in the fourth year of my PhD studies in General Linguistics at a university in Spain, and I was working on my thesis in the form of monograph, until the beginning of this year when I managed to ...
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If I publish my PhD thesis chapters, can my thesis be later still published as a monograph

My supervisor told me that it is not required to publish my papers before submitting my thesis. We are required (in German universities), however, to published our monograph thesis later as a book. ...
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Uploading a preliminary version of a book/monograph to arXiv

Suppose you're working on a lengthy text that you would like to publish as a book or a "research monograph". For example in mathematics stuff like Springer Lecture Notes, Memoirs of the AMS, ...
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What is the length boundary between article and monograph?

I've seen peer-reviewed articles of over 24,000 words, and short monographs (books) of barely over 100 pages. Is there a demarcation on how long can an article be without becoming a monograph? I'm in ...
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What is the point of an academic monograph / peer-reviewed book?

I'm currently co-authoring a book-chapter with another scientist. We're writing a review of sea ice variability and trends in an "AGU Physical Monograph" (published by Wiley) on Earth's ...
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Is it fine to ask for a deadline extension from an academic publisher

I have signed a book contract with a reputable academic publisher a while back. I have finished half of the work and so far it's right on schedule. Now I'm about to give birth and after a discussion ...
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A few questions about properly citing resources according to the APA format

I recently finished writing a monograph but I am having some slight misunderstandings about how to properly cite the resources I used. When mentioning the source of figures, should I write the author'...
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How to publish my PhD as a monograph when examiners are unable to oversee the process?

Before my viva (as they call it in the UK) one of my supervisors strongly hinted that one of my examiners would likely be interested in supervising me with the writing of a monograph. Three months ...
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Publishing dissertation chapters instead of a monograph

I am at the end of my second year of a tenure-track position (my institution uses calendar years instead of academic ones) with a heavy load of service. This academic year I was assigned to work on ...
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A text which is not a draft, but expected to be updated - upload to arXiv?

I've been working on a text which you could call a short monograph. Without going into details (which might lead to another question) - I'm considering posting/uploading/"publishing" it on arXiv. It'...
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Upload monograph to preprint repository before acceptance for publication?

Can one upload a book-length monograph to a preprint repository (e.g., ResearchGate) while awaiting for its acceptance for publication? (Book preprints do exist on arXiv.org, e.g.: Bacciagaluppi &...
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Royalties and advances from academic publishers: what should I look out for?

I am an early-career academic in a humanities subject and have been offered my first book contract. The offer is from a reputable international commercial publisher, which has published several recent ...
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Thesis by monograph, Must I publish my papers? [closed]

I am a Ph.D. student. My Ph.D. is by the monograph. I really do not exactly understand the requirements relative to the publication. That is, Must I publish all my papers. Or can I just write my ...
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Is it ethical to ask colleagues to write a review of my book?

I have published a monograph and now would like to see it reviewed by a/some journal(s) in the field. Given that there are many other books they could publish a review on, they might not find a ...
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Send book right before the deadline or now? [closed]

I have written a research monograph. I think that the work on the first volume is finished except that it is not yet checked for errors. Well, I am not 100% sure that I won't make any changes, ...
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Shortened version of a math book (without proofs)

I've authored a math research monograph (which can be however used as a textbook, as it is structured like a textbook). Is it worth to make short version of it containing only definitions and ...
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Are many new math results first published in monographs?

Are many new math results first published in monographs (not in articles)?
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Cumulative versus monographic dissertation

I am in the beginning of my phd studies in computer science. Specifically, I am in the area of machine learning and linked data. I have talked with my professor about these both types of dissertations,...
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Term for a document between an article and a monograph?

I'm looking for a term for describing this writeup of mine which is too long and detailed to constitute a paper, but seems to short to merit being called a monograph. Is there such a term?
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Citation policies: original papers or recent monographs?

When referencing previous results, should one cite the original paper(s) or a recent comprehensive monograph? Specifically, in my area of interest (a relatively recent branch of mathematics), in ...
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What tense to use when referring to self publication in a monograph chapter?

I have a question regarding what tense form should I use to refer to an earlier self publication in a monograph chapter. For example, if I want to say (in the chapter), "most of the results were ...
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Does publishing a monograph with Springer in computer science have any academic value?

I was recently invited by Springer to publish a book: I proposed a table of contents, it was internally (in Springer) reviewed and accepted to be published as a monograph. I am at the stage of ...
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Duplicate content in multi-volume monograph

A scientist writes a multi-volume monograph reflecting his latest research results. In the first volume a certain topic is presented but incompletely because at the time of writing the research on ...
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Can one include already published papers in a monograph thesis? [duplicate]

I am writing my phd thesis in a monograph format. The monograph consists of several chapters, some of which have been published with co-authors, however, the thesis as a whole is a stand alone piece ...