Special issue of Spectra on Academic Publishing
Spectra, a publication of the National Communication Association, is devoted to the issue of academic publishing in its March 2012 issue. There's a lot to read these days about academic publishing and open access but this is a good way to focus on the topic through the filter of our field.
Spectra: The Future of Academic Publishing includes the following articles which address what Rachel Hartigan Shea, NCA Director of Publications, characterizes as the "turbulent" state of publishing in academia today.
Tenure and Promotion in the 21st Century Academy: A Chancellor's Perspective, by Pam Shockley-Zalabak
The Changing Landscape for academic Book Publishing by Todd R. Armstrong
Journal Impact Factors: Uses and Misuses, by Michael J. Beatty and Thomas Hugh Feeley
Exploring the Landscape of Digital Publishing, by Katherine Burton