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

This is probably an economic decision based on the balancing of input effort/cost and likely return on investment. But you should ask the editor to see whether it is a "hard" rule or not and ...
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Why does Springer need 85,000 words in a monograph?

Here's an educated guess based on my experience with other publishers. They ran an analysis to see which of their monographs are most profitable (or receive the most citations, or whatever other ...
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Citation policies: original papers or recent monographs?

Why not cite both? The following theorem is due to Doe [37]; see also [28] for a modern exposition and further background. Here [37] might be Doe's original paper, and [28] the recent monograph. ...
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Uploading a preliminary version of a book/monograph to arXiv

I "published" versions of my textbook on my personal website (with an explicit copyright notice) so that students and some faculty elsewhere could use it when it was under development. The ...
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Are preface and acknowledgement a must-have in a monograph?

What's done is done. For a print version there probably isn't much to be done unless you do a 2nd edition. The preface isn't critical. It is a service to a reader who may not want to commit to the ...
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Is it ethical to ask colleagues to write a review of my book?

In the book fields I am familiar with there are two types of reviews. The first is the traditional peer review which is used to help decide if something is publishable. The second type of review, ...
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Upload monograph to preprint repository before acceptance for publication?

You have to check with the publisher, or read their posted terms and conditions. For some publishers it might be fine. For others, they might insist on having the exclusive rights to distribute the ...
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A text which is not a draft, but expected to be updated - upload to arXiv?

My normal workflow is to: Post the first version after all coauthors are happy Collect any feedback, and if there are needed edits incorporate them into a second ArXiv post which is exactly the ...
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A text which is not a draft, but expected to be updated - upload to arXiv?

Yes, it’s legitimate. The fact that arXiv has a versioning system tells you everything you need to know: the ability to post updated and improved versions of your manuscript is an intentional feature ...
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Term for a document between an article and a monograph?

A 50-page unpublished manuscript is just that: a manuscript. As far as I know, most disciplines don't have a publication format corresponding to this length, although even 100-page articles are not ...
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Term for a document between an article and a monograph?

The word report comes to mind. To some the phrase might suggest the document is part of a formal report series, but the term is also frequently used for documents that are not part of a series.
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Choice between article-based and monograph thesis

It's possible there is something here unique to Spain (I'm only familiar with the US), but from my perspective, a good thesis is a finished thesis, and the rest doesn't matter much. If it's accepted ...
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Are preface and acknowledgement a must-have in a monograph?

Overall, a good way to address such questions is to ask yourself: "do I think a monograph without a preface and acknowledgement is a terrible one?" If not, there is probably no reason to ...
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Are preface and acknowledgement a must-have in a monograph?

I think you are being too hard on yourself. You went to the trouble of writing the people who you might have put in an acknowledgements section. If you told them why (i.e. you had just had a baby) ...
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Are preface and acknowledgement a must-have in a monograph?

You're likely too late unfortunately. Once a book is published, it's really expensive to update it, especially if you're adding full pages. There are ways a printer could do it, but it's ugly & ...
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Thesis by monograph, Must I publish my papers?

This will probably be closed because no one here can possibly know your institution's requirements. But, I'll take a stab at some general comments that apply to most institutions: Thesis by monograph ...
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How to publish my PhD as a monograph when examiners are unable to oversee the process?

Be upfront and honest, and ask! Make contact with these select few. Explain that you've received interest in producing a monograph, but those doing so later declined their support because their ...
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Should I write a monograph for myself?

This question was asked a long time ago, but remains on the unanswered queue, so I'll try to answer. In math and computer science, generally articles matter more than books, for junior researchers ...
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Publishing dissertation chapters instead of a monograph

Would you publish the dissertation as articles and then think of a new project for a future book publication? Yes, I would. Your mentor is right.
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Royalties and advances from academic publishers: what should I look out for?

To my knowledge this isn't a good deal. It's great they're offering you an advance, which is uncommon and usually indicates they really want you as an author, but no royalties is also uncommon. The ...
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Royalties and advances from academic publishers: what should I look out for?

For academic books, there may often be no royalties. And only a small number of copies sold. Maybe if your first book has unexpectedly large sales, you could negotiate something more on future books....
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If I publish my PhD thesis chapters, can my thesis be later still published as a monograph

You need to ask the relevant people and sources for the information you need. Ask your advisor what he will accept for a PhD thesis. I suppose having the chapters accepted in peer-reviewed journals ...
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Is it fine to ask for a deadline extension from an academic publisher

It's absolutely fine to ask for an extension, especially for medical reasons which everyone can relate to. Most probably they'll just extend the deadline and forget about the book project for another ...
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Uploading a preliminary version of a book/monograph to arXiv

Every publisher has its own standards on whether it will be willing to consider publishing something that has already appeared in some form, including ArXiv. You will need to check their websites and/...
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What is the length boundary between article and monograph?

Journals and conferences may have length limits on articles but they differ widely. A given publisher with many journals may have different limits for different journals. These limits are usually easy ...
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What is the point of an academic monograph / peer-reviewed book?

Your last barrage of questions borders on philosophy and ethics of publishing so it is treading dangerously close to the "opinion-based" territory. In your case (B/W printed book with colour ...
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Is it fine to ask for a deadline extension from an academic publisher

The problem for your publisher is the "publishing cycle," which requires advanced planning on their end for the complicated sequence of steps to create and market the book, including knowing ...
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If I publish my PhD thesis chapters, can my thesis be later still published as a monograph

From what I can think of there are two potential issues. First is the copyright issue. In my previous university, for example, when each of the chapters could be either a conference or a journal paper,...
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If I publish my PhD thesis chapters, can my thesis be later still published as a monograph

In most places, PhD theses whose chapters are simply reproductions of work published elsewhere is acceptable. At the very least that's the case when you just publish the thesis yourself -- the ...
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Is it ethical to ask colleagues to write a review of my book?

If someone reads a book review in a journal, they expect that this review reflects an unbiased assessment of the academic qualities of the work in question. The key word here is unbiased. In your ...
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