AGM & Elections

ALPSP Annual General Meetings

Annual General Meetings of the General Assembly of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers are scheduled to be held during the September ALPSP Conference.  

The Annual General Meeting is open to the named representative (also known as the 'main member contact') of all Full and Associate Members of ALPSP. Only representatives of Full Members are eligible to vote.

The 2019 AGM will be held on Thursday 12 September at the de Vere Beaumont Estate, Burfield Road, Old Windsor, SL4 2JJ, United Kingdom. 

ALPSP members may log in here to view past AGM papers and the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

If you have any questions, please contact Wayne Sime, Interim Chief Executive.

ALPSP Council - Call for Nominations

At the end of 2019, we shall have three vacancies for ordinary members as Peter Ashman, Anthony Cond and Rita Scheman will have completed their terms of office.  We should like to thank them for all their work and support for ALPSP.

Nominations are invited for these positions.  An Ordinary Member must be from a Full Member organization and will also serve as a Director of ALPSP.  A nomination form may be downloaded here. Each nominee should have one proposer and one seconder, and each of the three should be at a different ALPSP full member organization.  The nomination form should be completed and returned to Lesley Oggno later than Monday 1 July 2019

Ordinary Members are Directors of ALPSP and therefore have legal responsibilities ( The term of office is three years, plus an optional further three years by re-election, and the term would start on 1 January 2020.  Ordinary Members do NOT have to be based in the UK.

ALPSP Council is responsible for determining the policy of the Association and comprises

  • Ordinary Members (from Full Members, elected by Full Members)
  • Chairs of relevant ALPSP Committees (from either Full or Associate Members)
  • Co-opted members (from either Full or Associate Members)
  • The Editor-in-Chief of Learned Publishing

Procedure and timetable for elections

Should the number of nominations received, including those made by Council (which will not be announced until after the nominations deadline), exceed the number of vacancies, the designated representative of each Full Member will be entitled to cast one vote for each vacancy on the voting paper to be provided. Should the number of nominations received by Monday 1 July 2019 not exceed the number of vacancies, a ballot will not be held and the vacancies will be filled by Council nominees.

If there is an election, the timetable will be:
Monday 1 July 2019 Deadline for nominations
Monday 15 July 2019 Voting opens (details of candidates and voting form circulated to Full Members)
Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 23:59 GMT Voting closes
Thursday 12 September 2019 Results of election declared at the ALPSP AGM

Notice of a change of representative of a Full Member eligible to vote on behalf of your organization must be received in writing to Lesley Ogg ( by Monday 1 July 2019. Associate Members are not eligible to vote.

The closing date for nominations is 1 July 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Ogg.

June 2019