Angus Phillips is Head of the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University and Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. He is a leading academic in the area of publishing studies and formerly worked in the industry as a trade editor at Oxford University Press. He has given talks and lectures about publishing all over the world including across Europe and in China and South America; and has carried out consultancy and training work with international publishers. 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 from 2010 to 2013.
His research interests include the evolution of the book; digital publishing; the international publishing industry; book covers; the economic history of publishing; and publishing in China. He is the author and editor of a number of books most recently Turning the Page (2014) and Inside Book Publishing (2014, with Giles Clark), both published by Routledge. He is the editor of Logos and in 2015 published a book with Brill of selected articles from the journal’s 25-year history: The Cottage by the Highway and other essays on publishing. With Bill Cope he is the editor of The Future of the Book in the Digital Age (Chandos, 2006) and The Future of the Academic Journal (Chandos, second edition 2014). He is a contributor to the Oxford Companion to the Book and has written two chapters for the forthcoming Volume IV of the History of Oxford University Press, edited by Keith Robbins. He is currently updating his chapter on the future of the book in the second edition of the Blackwell Companion to the History of the Book, edited by Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose. His works have been translated into other languages including Chinese, Korean and Romanian.