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08/12/2014

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...

26/08/2014

Licensing in China

The People’s Republic of China is a remote country with a vast population, but one which has progressed by leaps and bounds after a period divorced from contact with the west. How can UK academic publishers and learned societies tap into the market and are there pitfalls for the...

06/04/2014

HEFCE Policy for OA in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework - April 2014

In 2013, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) issued a consultation on how they might frame their policy on submissions to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) to be open access (OA).This briefing summarises key points from the policy.

05/09/2013

Sunshine Act - September 2013

On February 1st. 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of the final rule implementing the Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests section of...

27/03/2013

First Sale Doctrine: Summary of Kirtsaeng Ruling - March 2013

On March 19, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (PDF), which was on appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. At issue was whether the First Sale Doctrine (Section 109(a) of the Copyright Act)...

18/11/2015

ALPSP welcomes Eurospan to membership

20 October 2015: We are delighted to welcome Eurospan Ltd as an Associate member of ALPSP. Eurospan are known to many of our members already as they provide marketing, sales and distribution agency for publishers from North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific.  Further information can be...

18/11/2015

IPEM and IOP extend partnership to create book programme

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and IOP Publishing (IOP) joint press release For immediate release – 6 November 2015 The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have been journal-publishing partners for more than 40...

03/11/2015

ALPSP Alert 222 - November 2015

This issue includes updates on ARL and SHARE, Google Scholar indexing OA books, Outsell, peer review, Think Check Submit campaign, Wellcome strategy, Open Library of the Humanities, ORCID, Springer, copyright exceptions and open access.

10/01/2003

Serial Publications - 2nd edition 2003

This fully-updated second edition is packed with practical information on all aspects of journal publishing. It is a valuable reference and a useful aide-memoire for even the most experienced journals publisher. It covers topics from refereeing procedures to legal deposit, electronic delivery to...

31/08/2006

E-Book Platforms and Aggregators 2006

As the number of e-books platforms has proliferated, and as the models which allow access to them grow in variety and complexity, publishers and librarians have become increasingly interested in what exactly is on offer, and what constitute the relative benefits and constraints of the available...