ALPSP Awards

ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2022

The Finalists

The judges have announced the shortlist for this year's awards.

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The finalists will be showcased at the ALPSP Conference and the winners announced at the Awards Dinner on Thursday 15 September. The ALPSP Awards recognise and celebrate the best innovators in our industry at a time when scholarly publishing is changing rapidly.

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

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For further information please contact Lesley Ogg (email; +44 (0)7740 702848)

Panel of Judges

David Sommer, Chief Product Officer & Co-founder, Kudos (Chair)
Andrew Barker, Director of Library Services and Learning Development, Lancaster University
Kivmars Bowling, Publications Director, SIAM
Iain Craig, Senior Director of Market & Publishing Analytics, Wiley
Richard Gedye, Scholarly and Professional Publishing Consultant
Athena Hoeppner, Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida
Robert Iannello, Senior Product Manager, ARM Education Media
Haseeb Md Irfanullah, Independent Consultant, Environment Climate Change & Research System
Andrea Powell, Director of Outreach and Publisher Coordinator for the Research4Life initiative
Louise Russell, Director, Tutton Russell Consulting
David Smith, Head of Technology Strategy, The IET

Conditions of Entry

  1. The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) reserves the right to make no Award if there are insufficient high quality applications.
  2. Applications must be made in accordance with the instructions under ‘How to apply’.
  3. The closing date for receipt of entries is 5 May 2022.
  4. ALPSP may publish a list of submissions together with the statements of innovation.  All other information within the applications will be treated in strictest confidence. 
  5. The judges will consider all the applications and draw up a shortlist. Representatives of the shortlisted applications will be invited to give a 15-minute virtual presentation to the Judges on 8 July.
  6. Each finalist will be invited to give a 5 minute presentation to showcase their application at the ALPSP Conference.
  7. There are no geographical restrictions on entries.
  8. If the publication or service is produced on behalf of another organization, the consent of the publication’s owner or service provider is required.
  9. Award Winners will receive a trophy and certificate. No cash alternative can be substituted for the prize.
  10. There are no restrictions on number of entries.
  11. Criteria for judging entries are as detailed above.
  12. Entries will not be returned.
  13. Winners of the Awards will be announced at the ALPSP Conference on 15 September 2022.
  14. Post event publicity: (a) Details including photographs of all Award winners may be published on the ALPSP website; (b) Press Releases announcing the winners will also be distributed to relevant media; (c) Details of winners may be published in ALPSP Alert and Learned Publishing.