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Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. As I’m sure you are aware, a recent referendum in the UK resulted in a small majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the European Union. This led to a...


OA to Research Publications – Independent Advice to UK Minister of State for Universities and Science

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 In July 2015, the relatively new Minster of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, requested advice on the UK’s open access to research policy. Advice was specifically requested around...


Consumer Rights Act 2015

Sarah Fricker, IOP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the “Act”) came into force in the UK on 1 October 2015. It requires businesses which provide goods and services to consumers to give certain types of information....


ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016

The latest issue of the quarterly ALPSP Policy Bulletin is now available to all members and is packed with fascinating articles looking at current issues in the scholarly publishing world. Contents include: EU to Consider Open Access and Science Conclusions in May 2016 EU-US Privacy...


ALPSP launches online workshop for those new to journals publishing

Blended learning online workshop will help train new entrants to scholarly publishing, wherever they are based. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, UK – 1 August 2016 The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has launched a new blended learning online workshop to...



ALPSP attends a number of industry exhibitions. You can find details of forthcoming events here.


2016 International Publishing Summer School in Oxford – 10% discount for ALPSP members

This prestigious two week course, run by ALPSP member the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) at Oxford Brookes University will be held on 4-15 July 2016. The course provides delegates with an immersive experience with a series of lectures and seminars from leading industry...


Public engagement in research: Taylor & Francis sponsor Vitae’s 2016 UK Three Minute Thesis competition

Taylor & Francis has announced that they will be the headline sponsor for this year’s Vitae national Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®), the largest national 3MT® competition in the world. Originally developed by The University of Queensland, 3MT® is a celebration...


Printondemand-Worldwide have announced an international partnership with Bookmasters and Baker & Taylor

Printondemand-Worldwide recently announced an international partnership with Baker & Taylor and Bookmasters for print on demand and distribution to their publishers. The arrangement expands print locations to the US and UK respectively, bringing high quality digital printing to a second...


Copyright: An Overview

This advice note gives an overview of copyright in the UK and also contains a section highlighting the key differences in copyright protection between the UK and the US.    This information is provided for the guidance of ALPSP members and is not provision of legal advice.  Independent legal...