Anthony Watkinson

Research Associate in Publishing

Personal Profile

Since 1998 he has held a portfolio of jobs in mergers and acquisitions, publishing (HMSO, Hermes and Wiley-Blackwell) and a range of industry consultancies. He has been a consultant to the Publishers Association and the International Association of STM Publishers (where he was the director of education and training and ran their Intensive Journals course in Europe and in Asia). He restarted his academic career om 2002 when as Visiting Professor in Information Science at City University he co-founded with Professor David Nicholas the international research group CIBER Research. He moved to University College London where he was Senior Lecturer and co-founded the Publishing course in the Department of Information Studies. He has been a director of the Charleston Library Conference for several decades and is one the editorial boards of a number of their series/ publications and initiatives. He is on the editorial board of Publications journal and referees for them and other leading journals in library and information studies. He was awarded the ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing in 2014. He was the inaugural recipient of the  Vicky Speck ABC Clio Leadership Award at the Charleston Conference in 2006.

Anthony’s main teaching and research interest is in scholarly communication. He studied history and theology at Pembroke College Cambridge and researched in ecclesiastical history. He moved to Oxford in 1968 where he spent three years as the assistant librarian at New College Oxford.  He subsequently held senior posts at Academic Press London, Oxford University Press and Chapman & Hall (Thomson Corporation). 

Books and other publications

The STM Report 5th Edition  co-author 2018

Chapter on Journals in the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain volume 7 2019 isbn: ISBN 9781107010604

The Academic Book in North America: Report on attitudes and initiatives among publishers, libraries, and scholars. ABF/CIBER-Research revised 2016 

Electronic Solutions to the Problems of Monograph Publishing Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, 2001 ISBN 0853862672

Securing Authenticity of Scholarly Paternity and Integrity. Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries 2003 ISBN 1873671318

Mark Bide, Liz Potter, Anthony Watkinson Digital Preservation —an introduction to the standards issues surrounding the deposit of non-print publications. Book Industry Communication on behalf of the British National Bibliography Research Fund. 1999 [ISBN 1 873671 25 3]

Journal Articles

David Nicholas Anthony Watkinson Cherifa Boukacem?Zeghmouri Blanca Rodríguez?Bravo Jie Xu Abdullah Abrizah Marzena ?wigo? David Clark Eti Herman. So, are early career researchers the harbingers of change? Learned Publishing 32 (3) 237-247. 2019

Nichola D, Boukacem-Zeghmouri C, Watkinson A, Rodriguez- Bravo B, ?wigo? M, Xu J, Herman E. Early-career researchers plant one foot in the future. Research Europe, 2 August 2018, 7-8

Nicholas D, Boukacem-Zeghmouri C, Rodríguez-Bravo B, Watkinson A, ?wigo? M, Xu J, Abrizah A, Herman E. Early career researchers: observing how the new wave of researchers is changing the scholarly communications market. Revue Française des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication (RFSIC) December 2018

Nicholas D, Herman E, Xu J, Boukacem?Zeghmouri C, Abrizah A, Watkinson A, ?wigo? M, Rodríguez?Bravo B. Early Career Researchers' Quest for Reputation in the Digital Age. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 49(4), pp. 375–396 2018

Nicholas D, Watkinson A, Abrizah A, Boukacem?Zeghmouri C, Xu J, Rodríguez?Bravo B, ?wigo? M, Herman E. What publishers can take away from the latest early career researcher research. Learned Publishing, 31: 249-253. [doi:10.1002/leap.1165] 2018

Nicholas D, Watkinson A, Boukacem-Zeghmouri C, Rodriguez- Bravo B, Xu J, Herman E, ?wigo? M, Abrizah A, Clark DJ. Early-career researchers herald change Nature Index, 26th July 2018

Xu, J, Nicholas D, Watkinson A, Su J. Chinese Early- Career Researchers' Scholarly Communication Attitudes and Behaviours: Changes Observed in Year Two of a Longitudinal Study. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 49(3)., [DOI:10.3138/jsp.49.3.03] (2018) 

Blanca Rodríguez-Bravo, David Nicholas, Eti Herman, Chérifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Anthony Watkinson, Jie Xu, Abdullah Abrizah, Marzena ?wigo? Peer review: The experience and views of early career researchers Learned Publishing, 30(4), pp.269-277. October 2017

David Nicholas, Blanca Rodríguez-Bravo, Anthony Watkinson, Cherifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Eti Herman, Jie Xu, Abdullah Abrizah, Marzena ?wigo? Early career researchers and their publishing and authorship practices. Learnèd Publishing 2017 

David Nicholas, Anthony Watkinson, Cherifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Blanca Rodríguez-Bravo, Jie Xu, Abdullah Abrizah, Marzena ?wigo?, Eti Herman. Early career researchers: Scholarly behaviour and the prospect of change. Learnèd Publishing 2017 

David Nicholas, Jie Xu, Cherifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Anthony Watkinson, A Abrizah, Blanca Rodríguez-Bravo, Eti Herman, Marzena ?wigo? Where and how early career researchers find scholarly information Learnèd Publishing 2017

Tenopir C, Allard S, Christian L, Anderson R, Ali-Saleh S, Nicholas D, Watkinson A, Woodward H. No scholar is an island: the impact of sharing in the work life of scholars. Learned Publishing 2016

David Nicholas, Jie Xu, Lifang Xu, Jing Su, Anthony Watkinson. Chinese researchers, scholarly communication behaviour and trust. Learned Publishing 2016 [ doi: 10.1002/leap.1003

David Nicholas, Hamid R. Jamali, Anthony Watkinson, Eti Herman, Carol Tenopir, Rachel Volentine, Suzie Allard, Kenneth Levine.Do Younger Researchers Assess Trustworthiness Differently when Deciding what to Read and Cite and where to Publish? International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology Vol.5, No.2, 45-63 (December, 2015)

Anthony Watkinson, David Nicholas, Clare Thornley, Eti Herman, Hamid R. Jamali, Rachel Volentine, Suzie Allard, Kenneth Levine, Carol Tenopir. Changes in the digital scholarly environment and issues of trust: An exploratory, qualitative analysis, Information Processing and Management (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.ipm.2015.10.002

Carol Tenopir, Kenneth Levine, Suzie Allard, Lisa Christian, Rachel Volentine, Reid Boehm, Frances Nichols, David Nicholas, Hamid R. Jamali, Eti Herman and Anthony Watkinson. "Trustworthiness and authority of scholarly information in a digital age: results of an international questionnaire". Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. (2015) doi: 10.1002/asi.23598

Carol Tenopir, Gabriel Hughes, Lisa Christian, Suzie Allard, Dave Nicholas, Anthony Watkinson, Hazel Woodward, Peter Shepherd, Robert Anderson "To Boldly Go Beyond Downloads: How Are Journal Articles Shared and Used?" (2014). Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference. DOI: 10.5703/1288284315614

Thornley C, Watkinson A, Nicholas D, Volentine R, Jamali H R, Herman E, Allard S, Levine K J, Tenopir C. The role of trust and authority in the citation behaviour of researchers. Information Research, 20(3), paper 677. September 2015

David Nicholas, Anthony Watkinson, Hamid R. Jamali, Eti Herman, Carol Tenopir, Rachel Volentine, Suzie Allard, Kenneth Levine. 'Peer review: still king in the digital age'. Learned Publishing vol 28 nr 1 January 2015

Hamid R. Jamali, David Nicholas, Anthony Watkinson, Eti Herman, Carol Tenopir, Kenneth Levine, Suzie Allard, Lisa Christian, Rachel Volentine, Reid Boehm, Frances Nichols. How scholars implement trust in their reading, citing and publishing activities: Geographical differences. Library & Information Science Research 36 (2014) 192–202 

David Nicholas, David Clark, Hamid R. Jamali, Anthony Watkinson. Log Usage Analysis: What it Discloses about Use, Information Seeking and Trustworthiness. International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology Vol.4, No.1, 23-37 (June, 2014)

Nicholas D, Watkinson A, Volentine A, Allard S, Levine K, Tenopir C, Herman E. Trust and authority in scholarly communications in the light of the digital transition: setting the scene for a major study. Learned Publishing, 27(2):121–134 April 2014.

Nicholas D, Rowlands I, Watkinson A, Brown D, Russell W, Jamali H R. Have digital repositories come of age? The views of library directors Webology, Volume 10, Number 2, December, 2013

Ian Rowlands, David Nicholas, Bill Russell, Nicholas Canty, Anthony Watkinson. Social media use in the research workflow Learned Publishing 24(3):183–195. June 2011

David Nicholas, Anthony Watkinson, Ian Rowlands, Michael Jubb. Social Media, Academic Research and the Role of University Libraries Journal of Academic Librarianship 37(5):373–375. January 2011

Peter Williams, Iain Stevenson, David Nicholas, Anthony Watkinson, Ian Rowlands. The role and future of the monograph in arts and humanities research Aslib Proceedings 61(1):67–82. January 2009

David Nicholas, Paul Huntington, Hamid R. Jamali, Anthony Watkinson. The information seeking behaviour of the users of digital scholarly journals Information Processing & Management January 2006

David Nicholas, Paul Huntington, Maria Monopoli, Anthony Watkinson. Engaging with scholarly digital libraries (publisher platforms): The extent to which 'added-value' functions are used. Information Processing Management 42:826–842. January 2006

Paul Huntington, David Nicholas, Hamid R. Jamali M, Anthony Watkinson. Obtaining subject data from log files using deep log analysis: case study OhioLINK. Journal of Information Science 32:299–308. January 2006 

David Nicholas, Paul Huntington, Bill Russell, Anthony Watkinson, Hamid R. Jamali, Carol Tenopir. The Big Deal — ten years on Learned Publishing 18(4):251–257. September 2005

D Nicholas, P Huntington, A Watkinson. Scholarly journal usage: the results of deep log analysis Journal of Documentation March 2005

David Nicholas, Paul Huntington, Anthony Watkinson, Hamid R. Jamali. The users of digital scholarly journals and their information seeking behavior: What usage data and deep log analysis can disclose Journal of The American Society for Information Science and Technology 56(9). January 2005

David Nicholas, Paul Huntington, Anthony Watkinson. Digital journals, Big Deals and online searching behaviour: a pilot study Aslib Proceedings 55(1/2):84–109. February 2003

D. Nicholas, P. Huntington, R. Adam, A. Watkinson. Bibliographical information on books: a survey of provision and use in academic and public libraries Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 33(2):75–84. January 2001

Anthony Watkinson. Thoughts on the Standardisation of Information on Journals Covers Serials The Journal for the Serials Community 2(2):17–19. January 1989

Anthony Watkinson. Meeting in print Nature 312(5991):201–202. November 1984

Anthony Watkinson. The pitfalls of bookmaking Nature 300(5888):111–137. January 1982

Anthony Watkinson. Message from the publisher. Molecular oral microbiology 25(1):1. February 2010

J De Vries, H Murtomaa, M Butler, H Cherrett, P Ferrillo, M B Ferro, C Gadbury-Amyot, N K Haden, M Manogue, J Mintz, F Plasschaert, M T Reed, R L Rupp, S Tandon, B Wang, S Wang, T Yucel, R W Valachovic, A Watkinson, D Shanley. The Global Network on Dental Education: a new vision for IFDEA European Journal Of Dental Education 12(s1):167–175. February 2008

Anthony Watkinson. Digitisation Initiatives The Charleston Advisor 8(1). January 2006