Words We Use

PUPText’s first reference guide

This glossary provides an overview of the terms publishing professionals use in every department, from editorial to sales. In some cases, the language is similar in books and magazines, digital media, or comics, but may have a different meaning. This guide includes those differences. The words used in publishing and media are a distinct and essential part of our ability to communicate with each other. Language is not static and the language in publishing has grown, changed, and continues to evolve in our digital world. The industry has progressed digitally and some of the language that has developed along with that growth is included here. You will find words new and old, common usage, and more esoteric terms reflecting new digital realities.

Pace University Press

A small dynamic academic press with wide-ranging interests, Pace University Press currently publishes seven journals. From the prestigious Woolf Studies Annual to the more recent Journal of Comics and Culture, our publications make peer-reviewed research both available and accessible.

Transactions 24

The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Fellows of Dyson College kicked off with a morning plenary panel, showcasing the work of four students from programs as far afield as English Language and Literature, Biology, Philosophy, and Psychology. Together, all these works offer a glimpse of the exciting research and writing (and performing) that undergraduate students have engaged in across the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences at Pace in the past year.

Journal of the Early Book Society 26

Including the articles “Books as Chapels” and “Academic Loans and Scholarly Networks in Late Medieval Oxford,” and “The Continued Instruction of Christian Women.”

The Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History (Journal of the Early Book Society (JEBS)) publishes several substantial articles in each volume with emphasis on the period of transition from manuscript to print. This annual’s main focus is on English and Continental works produced from 1350 to 1550.

Journal of Beat Studies 11

This volume’s critical essays are rich in scope. One essay revitalizes the evolutionary place of the poet Kenneth Rexroth, archival research on Kerouac’s ethnic and cultural origins in Brittany, Ginsberg’s committed engagement with the philosophical traditions of Indian civilization and The Beat Interview —published here for the first time—brings new perspectives to the art scene that flourished around San Francisco’s 6 Gallery, site of the celebrated reading of “Howl” in 1955.



Perspectives on Early Childhood Phylosophy and Education 8.1

Including the articles “Influence of the Linguistic Context on the Comprehension of
Complex Sentences” and “Twice-Exceptional Black girls.”

This general issue provides researchers and practitioners perspectives on current authentic assessment practices across disciplines and is inclusive of international work. Additionally, our readers will enjoy articles focused on specific assessment practices including assessing linguistic context, authentic in-vivo assessment, and working with pediatric anxiety.


Woolf Studies Annual 29

Woolf Studies Annual is a refereed journal publishing substantial new scholarship on the work of this major writer and her milieu. Each volume includes several articles, reviews of new books, and an up-to-date guide to library special collections of interest to researchers. The Annual also occasionally features edited transcriptions of previously unpublished manuscripts.


Pace University Press publishes books in four topical areas:

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Inquiries and Submissions

Pace University Press publishes scholarly journals in various fields (literature, psychology, performing arts, comics studies, and natural law) and welcomes inquiries about establishing new journals in these or any other fields in the humanities.