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Within the humanities, the monograph is still very much the “gold standard” for scholarly achievement, and thus trends in the publication of scholarly books serve as a particularly important barometer of the field’s health.1 The graphs below depict the volume of new titles published in the humanities relative to other fields. They show that the number of new humanities titles is on the rise and that such titles represent almost half of all academic books published each year.

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* Books first published in either print or electronic format. Print titles include hardcover and paperback books. Please see the supplemental table for information on which disciplines were included in the broad field category of “Humanities.”
Source: Developed from a compilation by Stephen Bosch, University of Arizona, of data provided by Ingram Content Group (Coutts Information Services) and YBP Library Services.

The data providers, Ingram Content Group and YBP Library Services, use the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) to sort books by their subject matter. For the LCC categories included by the Humanities Indicators under each of the field and discipline headings used as part of this analysis, please see Supplemental Table V-12.

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* Books first published in either print or electronic format. Print titles include hardcover and paperback books. Please see the supplemental table for information on which disciplines were included in the broad field categories used in the graph.
Source: Developed from a compilation by Stephen Bosch, University of Arizona, of data provided by Ingram Content Group (Coutts Information Services) and YBP Library Services.

The data providers, Ingram Content Group and YBP Library Services, use the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) to sort books by their subject matter. For the LCC categories included by the Humanities Indicators under each of the field and discipline headings used as part of this analysis, please see Supplemental Table IV-12.

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* Books first published in either print or electronic format. Print titles include hardcover and paperback books. The graph includes all categories in the Library of Congress Classification that refer to subject matter or disciplines that are within the humanities as the field is conceptualized for the purposes of the Humanities Indicators. See the supplemental table for details.
Source: Developed from a compilation by Stephen Bosch, University of Arizona, of data provided by Ingram Content Group (Coutts Information Services) and YBP Library Services.

The data providers, Ingram Content Group and YBP Library Services, use the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) to sort books by their subject matter. For the LCC categories included by the Humanities Indicators under each of the field and discipline headings used as part of this analysis, please see Supplemental Table IV-12.

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