Publishing for HSS and STM: Differences of Kind or of Degree?

Geraldine Billingham
Editorial Director, Berg Publishers
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The term Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) covers a wide academic territory and successful publishing across these fields requires flexibility in product types, formats and pricing. While HSS and STM overlap, the differences between them are not just of degree but also of kind. Even so, the challenges of publishing in HSS may be as much to do with scale as they are to do with subject matter or academic culture.