Aileen Fyfe is a historian of science, technology and publishing, and Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, UK. Her current research investigates the history of academic publishing from the seventeenth century to the present day, including the financial models underpinning scientific journals, their editorial and reviewing processes, and the role of learned society publishers. She is lead-author of the 2017 briefing paper Untangling Academic Publishing: a history of the relationship between commercial interests, academic prestige and the circulation of research.
At the 14th Munin Conference 27-28 November 2019 Fyfe will speak about “Mission or money? Trends in scholarly publishing since c.1850”