Book editing or a journal article: Burdens or opportunities?
There are divided views on the merits of editing a book. Is it a burden, or does it present an opportunity to work with a collection or scholars/peers in publishing new scholarship in a field? Is the work of the book editor properly recognised within the academy and by the ANU? Would the time spent on editing a book be better spent on writing a new journal article on the field of enquiry that the proposed edited book will address? Are there other, less burdensome options to publishing a collection of papers that are derived from a workshop/conference?