Academic Monographs are Seldom Reviewed

To the Editor: Readers depressed by Sanford Thatcher's report on the state of academic publishing ("Scholarly Monographs May Be the Ultimate Victims of the Upheavals in Trade Publishing," Opinion, October 10) should not lose hope altogether. Whatever the trends among university presses, there remain several well-established, for-profit publishers, here and abroad, who welcome the academic monograph. Garland Publishing Inc. is one of them.

One problem that will not go away, however, is