Professor Angus Phillips is Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing. He has degrees from Oxford and Warwick universities, and before joining Oxford Brookes he ran a trade and reference list at Oxford University Press. He works as a consultant to the publishing industry and is often invited to speak at international conferences and events. His recent books include Inside Book Publishing (with Giles Clark), The Oxford Handbook of Publishing (with Michael Bhaskar), and Turning the Page. Forthcoming is Is this a Book? (with Miha Kovac). He is on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press and was a judge for the Bookseller industry awards for four years in a row. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the premier publishing journal Logos.
Teaching and supervision
- Digital Publishing (MA, PGDip)
- Publishing Media (MA, PGDip, PGCert)
- Publishing (distance learning) (MA, PGDip, PGCert)
- Media, Journalism and Publishing (BA (Hons))
- Editorial Management and Content Development
- Dissertation and Major Project
I regularly supervise PhD students and examine PhDs at other institutions.
I welcome enquiries from PhD candidates.
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Key research interests include:
- Digital publishing
- The international publishing industry
- Book covers
- Economic history of publishing
- Publishing in China
Research group membership
- Member of Working Group 4 of the SCH COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action IS1404 - Evolution of reading in the age of digitisation
- Convenor of international conference for publishing studies – By the Book (Florence, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Centres and institutes
Kovač M, Phillips A, van der Weel A, Wischenbart R, 'What is a Book?'
Publishing Research Quarterly 35 (3) (2019) pp.313-326
ISSN: 1053-8801 eISSN: 1936-4792Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Kovac M, Phillips A, van der Weel A, Wischenbart R, 'Book statistics : What are they good for?'
LOGOS: The Journal of the World Book Community 28 (4) (2017) pp.7-17
ISSN: 0957-9656 eISSN: 1878-4712Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Phillips A, 'Have we passed peak book? The uncoupling of book sales from economic growth'
Publishing Research Quarterly 33 (3) (2017) pp.310-327
ISSN: 1053-8801 eISSN: 1936-4792Published here Open Access on RADAR
Phillips A, 'Blog to the Future? Journals publishing in the Twenty-first century'
Journal of Scholarly Publishing 42 (1) (2010) pp.16-30
ISSN: 1198-9742Abstract Published here
Phillips A, 'Kicking the habit? : the decline of reading in Europe'
LOGOS: The Journal of the World Book Community 21 (3) (2010) pp.31-36
ISSN: 0957-9656 eISSN: 1878-4712Abstract Published here
Phillips A, 'The Greek publishing industry and professional development'
Publishing Research Quarterly 24 (2) (2008) pp.98-110
ISSN: 1053-8801Abstract Published here
Phillips A, 'Does the book have a future?'
LOGOS: The Journal of the World Book Community 19 (1) (2008) pp.26-33
ISSN: 0957-9656 eISSN: 1878-4712Published here