A monograph is a book written by a scholar about a specific topic.
How are monographs different from regular books?
- are written by a specialist(s) in the field
- focus on a single topic, and make an argument about that topic
- include notes and a bibliography or works cited list
Works of fiction (such as novels, poetry, or collections of short stories), anthologies (such as collections of previously-published articles), and textbooks are not considered monographs.
How are monographs different from scholarly journals?
Scholarly journals, also known as periodicals, are published periodically, at regular intervals. Unlike a serial publication, a monograph is complete in itself.