ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2014 - finalists announced

The judges have announced the shortlist for the 2014 awards

bioRxiv from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Edifix from Inera Inc.
Frontiers open science platform
IOP ebooks from IOP Publishing
JournalGuide from Research Square
ReadCube Connect from Labtiva Inc
RightsLink for Open Access from the Copyright Clearance Center

The finalists will be given the opportunity to showcase their journal or innovation in a rapid fire session at the ALPSP International Conference on Wednesday 10 September. The winners will then be announced at the Conference Awards Dinner on 11 September ( 

Chair of the judging panel, David Sommer, observed: ‘Once again, the quality and range of submissions made the task of the judges quite difficult.  However, we have arrived at a shortlist that reflects some of the best examples of innovation and exciting new developments in our industry.’

Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive of ALPSP added: ’The ALPSP Awards celebrate the fast moving pace of change and innovation in our industry. We look forward to announcing the winners at the Conference in September.’

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ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2014

Celebrating the best in the industry

Closing date for applications: - now extended to 10 June 2014

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The world of scholarly publishing continues to change rapidly, both in terms of technology and market behaviour. New challenges offer new opportunities and we have seen some incredible advances in recent years which have changed the face of the industry. The ALPSP Awards seek to recognise some of the best innovators in our industry.

For 2014, ALPSP has therefore created a single category ‘Innovation in Publishing’.  We want our Awards to evolve with the fast changing publishing landscape and as such we are allowing our panel of judges the flexibility to make one or more awards, depending on the submissions they receive.

The finalists will be given the opportunity to showcase their applications in a quick fire session at the ALPSP International Conference. The winners will be announced at the Conference Awards Dinner on Thursday 11 September.  (Check out the 2013 quick fire session and the 2013 conference highlights and award presentations.)

The Awards are open to any new development, product, service, launch or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. To win, it must demonstrate excellence in terms of originality and innovation, significance and value to its community, utility and long-term viability.

Your submission can be anything from a new tool or service for researchers; a new resource, journal, book or other form of publication; a new workflow or process; to technological innovation. It can relate to any part of the scholarly and academic publishing industry but the application must define clearly the benefit and advances it represents in its sector.

How to apply

Panel of Judges
David Sommer, Director, David Sommer Consulting (Chair)
Andrew Barker, Head of Academic Liaison, Special Collections & Archives, 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

The 2014 ALPSP Awards are sponsored by

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ALPSP Awards 2013

ALPSP Awards 2012

ALPSP Awards 2011 

ALPSP Awards 2010

ALPSP Awards 2009 

Further information: contact Lesley Ogg +44(0)1245 260571; or Melanie Goinden

ALPSP International Conference 11-13 September 2014

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