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Within the humanities, the monograph is still very much the “gold standard” for scholarly achievement, and thus trends in academic publishing serve as a particularly important barometer of the field’s health.1 The number of new titles published in the humanities increased from 2009 to 2013, and the graphs below depict the average price of those titles relative to that of books published by scholars in other fields.

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* “Print books” are titles that first appeared in print form but may have been released in an electronic format later. Print titles include hardcover and paperback books. Please see Supplemental Table IV-12 for information about 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. Prices adjusted for inflation using the gross domestic product deflators produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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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* “Print books” are titles that first appeared in print form but may have been released in an electronic format later. Print titles include hardcover and paperback books. The graph includes all categories in the Library of Congress Classification of titles 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 Supplemental Table IV-12 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. Prices adjusted for inflation using the gross domestic product deflators produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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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* “Ebooks” are titles that were released first in electronic form but may have been released in print form later. Please see Supplemental Table IV-12 for information about 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. Prices adjusted for inflation using the gross domestic product deflators produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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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* “Ebooks” are titles that were released first in electronic form but may have been released in print form later. The graph includes all categories in the Library of Congress Classification of titles 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. Prices adjusted for inflation using the gross domestic product deflators produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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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