ALPSP Awards 2014 - Winners announced

The winners of this year’s awards were announced at the ALPSP International Conference Dinner on Thursday 11 September at the Park Inn Heathrow Hotel and Conference Centre, London, UK (www.alpspconference.org).

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ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing 2014

The Council of ALPSP was delighted present this award to Fred Dylla in recognition of his efforts to develop and implement creative solutions for broadening access to scholarly publications.

Fred became Executive Director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics in 2007, after more than 30 years as a practising scientist. Since then, he has become a dedicated advocate for scientific journals, working to build consensus among stakeholders to advance public access in a way that recognizes and sustains the value that publishers bring to science and scholarship.  In 2009, Fred helped organize the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, which informed the America COMPETES Act of 2010 and subsequently provided guidance for the US funding agencies to develop public access policies. In 2010, he proposed to CrossRef the FundRef project, and in 2011-13, he helped organize a number of publisher-funding agency collaborations that laid the groundwork for the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS). Fred also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical publishers (STM), and on the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). As an international spokesperson for developments in the US public access movement, he has given keynote addresses at important industry meetings, including Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) and ALPSP conferences.  
Fred is widely known and respected in scholarly publishing for his close working relationships with colleagues in the publishing and librarian communities and in the federal government to implement public access projects that protect scientific integrity and the scholarly publishing enterprise.

ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2014

The ALPSP Awards were open to any new development, product, service, launch or project which were both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication.  Winning projects needed to demonstrate excellence in terms of originality and innovation, significance and value to their community, utility and long-term viability.

The judges awarded Gold to Frontiers, the open science platform.  This innovative application of social media to peer review brings authors and reviewers together in discussion which in turn leads to better content, speedier review process and increased transparency.  

Silver was awarded to IOP ebooks from IOP Publishing.  The judges recognised the boldness of IOP’s reinvention of a core business, which sets digital and the user at the heart of its strategy.  

JournalGuide from Research Square received a Bronze award.  This tool helps authors to make an informed decision about the best journal for their research.  It is particularly beneficial to early career researchers and those working in regions where academic publishing is developing rapidly.
   
Also shortlisted were: bioRxiv from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; Edifix from Inera Inc; ReadCube Connect from Labtiva Inc and RightsLink for Open Access from the Copyright Clearance Center.

David Sommer, Chair of the ALPSP Awards Panel commented: “No innovation is without risk and this year’s winners reflect the exciting level of boldness, innovation and development within our industry.”

Chief Executive of ALPSP, Audrey McCulloch added: “The broad range of applications for this year’s Awards reflects the vibrancy and agility of our industry.  This was further demonstrated by the lively and informative presentations from our finalists as they showcased their projects at the ALPSP Conference yesterday.”

Panel of Judges for the Innovation in Publishing Award

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


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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Further information: contact Lesley Ogg +44(0)1245 260571; events@alpsp.org or Melanie Goinden info@alpsp.org

ALPSP International Conference 11-13 September 2014 www.alpspconference.org

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