We are an international membership trade body that supports and represents not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content.  With over 330 members in 40 countries, membership also includes those that work with these publishers. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to connect, inform, develop and represent the international scholarly and professional publishing community.

Our History

Founded in 1972 by 24 societies, ALPSP has grown to become the largest trade association helping scholarly and professional publishers around the world. Members continue to be at the heart of our work. They drive and shape what we do to make sure it is relevant to their needs.

Our Governance

ALPSP is governed by our full members. Each has a representative who votes on governance matters. A board of Directors oversees the strategic direction of the organization. They sit on the governing Council alongside Chairs of all our Committees and a number of co-opted members with specialist skills and experience. Together they provide advice and guidance on strategic priorities and running the organization.