Document Type

Book Chapter or Section

Publication Date

Winter 2012


What concerns do graduate authors face about distribution of their work as it is increasingly situated online? This essay traces the history of dissertation preservation and publication, considering matters raised by open access publishing as it affects authors, advisors, and readers.


Originally published as “Publish. Perish. The Academic Author and Online Distribution” in Cynthia Chris and David Gerstner, eds. Media Authorship. New York: Routledge, 2012. Included on the author's institutional repository as one of the author's collected works.



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