ALPSP Awards 2013 - the Winners
The winners of the 2013 Awards were announced at the ALPSP International Conference held at the Belfry on Thursday 12 September (www.alpspconference.org). Download press release (pdf).
ALPSP Awards Finalists Presentations (video)
ALPSP International Conference Highlights and Awards Presentation (video)
From Left to Right: Simon Ross, David Sommer, Adam Brownsell, Marius Muller, Anthony Watkinson, Jenny Ridout, Jason Hoyt, Michael Cairns
ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing
The Council of ALPSP was delighted to make this award to Anthony Watkinson in recognition of his support for and commitment to the interests of the scholarly publishing industry over many years. During his varied and eminent career across the breadth of the industry, he has worked in research, as a scholarly librarian, and held senior roles with major publishing houses. He has been involved in teaching as a visiting professor at the City University and UCL. He is currently principal consultant for CIBER Research, director of the Charleston Conference and Fiesole Collection, a consultant to the Publishers Association, a course director with STM and still finds time to teach at UCL and Oxford Brookes University.
ALPSP Award for Best New Journal
The winner was the FDJ (Faculty Dental Journal) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The FDJ provides expert opinion on contemporary issues and controversies relevant to the whole dental community. Its editorial strategy demonstrates integrity, passion and perseverance and the production values are extremely high.
Also shortlisted were Advances in Nutrition from the American Society for Nutrition and RSC Advances from RSC Publishing.
ALPSP Award for Publishing Innovation
The winner was PeerJ, the open access publisher of the journal PeerJ and PeerJ PrePrints. Launched in July 2012, the whole structure is strikingly different to existing publishing models, basing its pricing on career-stage of individuals and the volume of publications they expect to produce.
The judges awarded a highly commended certificate to Drama Online from Bloomsbury Publishing in partnership with Faber & Faber Ltd. The platform offers robust original functionality beneath a clear and simple user interface, providing a tool which clearly enhances the study and performance of drama.
Also shortlisted were Altmetric, figshare and Nature ENCODE.
The ALPSP Award for Best New Journal is open to any peer-reviewed journal launched in the last 1-3 years. The judges consider the main aspects of the journal including its launch: market research, editorial strategy, marketing and commercial success. (Full details and how to apply)
The ALPSP Award for Publishing Innovation recognises a truly innovative approach to any aspect of publication. Applications are judged on their originality and innovative qualities, together with their utility, benefit to their community and long term prospects. (Full details and how to apply)
Panel of Judges
David Sommer, Director, David Sommer Consulting
Terry Bucknell, Head of Collections, Content and Discovery, University of Liverpool Library
Tim Devenport, Lead Consultant, Serials & Subscriptions Standards, EDItEUR
Richard Gedye, Director of Outreach Programmes, STM
Hugh Look, Jisc Collections
David Smith, Head of Product Solutions, The IET
Conditions of Entry
ALPSP Awards 2012
ALPSP Awards 2011
ALPSP Awards 2010
ALPSP Awards 2009
For further information, please contact Lesley Ogg (email).