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Introduction

Consilience.press has been developed to provide publication opportunities to early-career, mid-career and established academics, artists and writers. We are particularly interested in opportunities where co-editorship between early and established academics can be fostered inter-institutionally. Consilience.press aims to deliver a cost effective publishing channel for new scholarship in the form of books, edited series, symposium/conference proceedings and more. The publication team is particularly interested in works of interdisciplinary & multidisciplinary scholarship, particularly where disciplinary knowledge converges to stronger conclusions.

Traditional academic publishers are bound in the types of texts they are able to produce due to historic publishing models. These are inevitably postgraduate-texts in limited print runs, purchased and hidden in institutional libraries, or, undergraduate-texts in larger print runs for use in specific coursework programs. Both of these models place limitations on what is able to be published. Consilience.press plans to disrupt this model by broadening the scope of what an academic publisher can do in the digital-space. Consilience.press aims to speed up turn around times from development-to-publication, provide a space for speculative texts, and, offer truly open-access publications.

The nature of academic research is changing. This project seeks to make available a number of high-impact academic texts at two price points. (1) E-Book PDF format for free, and, (2) US-Trade books that will be price dependent based upon scale. Open access and print-on-demand is not vanity-publishing. All items released by Consilience Publishing have undergone rigorous peer-review processes and editorial services.

Institutional repositories seeking evidence of review can contact the editorial team.

Consilience: Noun

  1. agreement between the approaches to a topic of different academic subjects, especially science and the humanities;
  2. a convergence of evidence or concordance of evidence, referring to the principle that evidence from independent, unrelated sources can “converge” to strong conclusions; and
  3. when multiple sources of evidence are in agreement, the conclusion can be strong even when none of the individual sources of evidence is significant on its own.