Edited volume

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Collection of scholarly or scientific chapters written by different authors.

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Process of selecting and preparing written, photographic, visual, audible, or cinematic material used by a person or an entity to convey a message or information.

"Quarters of the news editor", one of a group of four photos in the 1900 brochure Seattle and the Orient, which was collectively captioned "The Seattle Daily Times—Editorial Department".
Editors work on producing an issue of Bild, West Berlin, 1977. Previous front pages are affixed to the wall behind them.
Page 1 Editor Jack Breibart in the San Francisco Chronicle newsroom, 1994.

In the case of multi-author edited volumes, before the manuscript is delivered to the publisher it has undergone substantive and linguistic editing by the volume's editor, who works independently of the publisher.

Alan Selman

Mathematician and theoretical computer scientist known for his research on structural complexity theory, the study of computational complexity in terms of the relation between complexity classes rather than individual algorithmic problems.

An artistic representation of a Turing machine. Turing machines are used to model general computing devices.

As well as being the editor of several edited volumes, Selman was the coauthor of the textbook Computability and Complexity Theory (with Steve Homer, Springer, 2001; 2nd ed., 2011).

Scientific literature

Scientific literature comprises scholarly publications that report original empirical and theoretical work in the natural and social sciences.


Edited volumes, where each chapter is the responsibility of a different author or group of authors, while the editor is responsible for determining the scope of the project, keeping the work on schedule, and ensuring consistency of style and content

Academic writing

Nonfiction produced as part of academic work, including reports on empirical fieldwork or research in facilities for the natural sciences or social sciences, monographs in which scholars analyze culture, propose new theories, or develop interpretations from archives, as well as undergraduate versions of all of these.

UC Davis geotechnical engineering graduate students discuss research posters, a common genre of academic writing
Academic journals collect research articles and are often categorized as "Periodicals" in university libraries. Here, the periodical collection of the Foster Business Library at the University of Washington

Chapter in an edited volume


Book honoring a respected person, especially an academic, and presented during their lifetime.

The School of Athens, fresco by Raphael (1509–1510), of an idealized academy

It generally takes the form of an edited volume, containing contributions from the honoree's colleagues, former pupils, and friends.

Anne Carson

Canadian poet, essayist, translator, classicist, and professor.

A 1911 political cartoon on Canada's bicultural identity showing a flag combining symbols of Britain, France and Canada; titled "The next favor. 'A flag to suit the minority.'"

Carson has been the subject of two edited volumes: Anne Carson: Ecstatic Lyre, edited by Joshua Marie Wilkinson and published by the University of Michigan Press in 2015, which is dedicated to the breadth of her works; and Anne Carson/ Antiquity (sic), edited by Laura Jansen and published by Bloomsbury in 2021, which examines Carson's classicism as it emerges in her poetry, translations, essays, and visual artistry.

O. G. S. Crawford

British archaeologist who specialised in the archaeology of prehistoric Britain and Sudan.

Crawford developed a love of archaeology through visiting sites like Stonehenge
Keble College, Oxford
The Avenue at Stonehenge looking NEE towards Old and New King Barrows
In 1938, Crawford was guided around the Danevirke by German archaeologists.
Crawford developed an interest in the historical architecture of Southampton, which includes this 16th century building.
In The Eye Goddess, Crawford argued that the Neolithic concentric circles found in Europe represented the eye of a goddess.

In 1951, an edited volume, Aspects of Archaeology in Britain and Beyond: Essays Presented to O. G. S. Crawford, was published, having been edited by Grimes and brought out to mark Crawford's 65th birthday.

Grahame Clark

British archaeologist who specialised in the study of Mesolithic Europe and palaeoeconomics.

Clark gained his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Peterhouse, Cambridge
Clark learned to excavate while assisting the project at the Trundle, an Iron Age hillfort in Sussex
In 1936, Clark was guided around the Danebirke by German archaeologists
Mesolithic barbed spear points found at Star Carr
During the 1960s, Clark spent increasing time visiting archaeological sites across the world, including Çatalhöyük in Turkey
Clark giving his Erasmus Prize acceptance speech in 1990

Two festschrift's were also produced in his honour: a 1971 volume of the Proceedings was devoted to him, while in 1976, Gale de Giberne Sieveking, Ian H. Longworth, and Kenneth E. Wilson produced the edited volume Problems in Economic and Social Archaeology, which again was dedicated to Clark.

Averil Cameron

British historian.

She has also written on late antiquity and the emergence of Islam, having been a co-founder of the series Studies on Late Antiquity and Early Islam, and recently published a number of influential studies opening up the subject of literary, philosophical and theological dialogues and debates in Byzantium from the early Christian period to the twelfth century, Dialoguing in Late Antiquity (2014), Arguing it Out (2016) and an edited volume with Niels Gaul (2017).


Book comprising a number of separately printed or manuscript works that are subsequently bound together.

Sammelband of alchemical treatises printed by Samuel Emmel, ca.1568

In the German language as used in science and humanities, Sammelband refers to an edited volume.