Invitation to participate in a research project on book publishing

Volunteers are invited to take part in a research project being held at the University of Sydney. The project aims to discover what are the current book publishing experiences, attitudes, behaviours and expectations among the academic staff in humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) in Australia in order to improve scholarly publishing operations in Australia, their publishing strategy and the skills required from their staff.

The study is being carried out by the following researchers:

  • Dr Agata Mrva-Montoya, University of Sydney
  • Mr Edward Luca, University of Sydney
  • Dr Bhuva Narayan, University of Technology Sydney

The project involves a survey to be completed by HASS academic staff who have published at least one book in the past, as well as a second phase that includes interviews at a later date.

Full details of the research project are included in the Participant Information Statement included in the online survey. Participation is completely voluntary and will take up to 10 minutes.

You can access the survey here:

If you have any questions about this project or would like to know more before distributing the information about the survey, please feel free to contact Dr Agata Mrva-Montoya.

The survey will be open until 31 July.

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee, The University of Sydney 2018/180.