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Understanding Copyright - Virtual classroom - 11 & 12 November

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out when this course is running next. It is available as a virtual in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. This training will be delivered in a virtual...

Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets - Virtual classroom - 7 & 8 December - FULLY BOOKED

Event (multiple dates) - This course will be held virtually in 2021. Dates to be announced soon. This course is now fully booked. Please email susie.brown@alpsp.org if you would like to be added to the waiting list.  The course will be delivered in two sessions on 7 & 8...

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2021. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview A wide range of ethical issues can arise in...

Understanding Copyright Online Training

Event (multiple dates) - Booking has now closed. Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org if you have any questions. Time Online, (CEST 3.30pm-5.00pm, EDT 9.30am-11.00am, BST 2.30pm-4.00pm). Overview This online course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and...

Understanding Copyright Online

Event (multiple dates) - Online Training Time Online, (CET 3.30pm-5.00pm, EST 9.30am-11.00am, GMT 2.30pm-4.00pm). Overview This online course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice. Delegates will gain an understanding of the legal publishing...

Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2020. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview This workshop will examine the issues...

Understanding Copyright

Event (multiple dates) - This was an excellent course; a dynamic, whistlestop tour but thoroughly enjoyable! I’d highly recommend this to anyone in the industry. Pippa’s fantastic!” Angela Bianchi, SAGE Publishing This course has been converted to online training for...

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2020. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview A wide range of ethical issues can arise in...

02/11/2018

ALPSP Alert 258 November 2018 - Members only

This month's headines: EU approves VAT exemption on ebooks; PlanS discussions and explanations; STM 2018 report.

Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets

Event (multiple dates) - This course is available as in-house training (members only), please contact Amanda Whiting. If you would like to attend the open course, please register your interest with Melissa Marshall. Overview This workshop will examine the issues, decisions and legal...

Bribery Prevention: Sales essentials webinar series

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact Melissa Marshall to find out if this training webinar is running in 2018.  Date and Time 25 May, Online, 10am EDT (New York), 3pm BST (UK), 4pm CEST (Central Europe) Overview Companies must conduct their worldwide operations and...

FULLY REVISED A Marketer's Guide to Data Protection Compliance

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact Melissa Marshall to find out if this course is running in 2018. If you are interested in running this in-house contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org - this option is available to ALPSP members only. Overview The effective use of personal data...

22/02/2016

Straightforward Permissions with PLSclear

PLSclear is a service from the Publishers Licensing Society, which simplifies the permissions process, ensuring it wastes less time. Start searching now.

Licensing your Content

Event (multiple dates) - This course will be running again in 2017. Please contact Melissa Marshall for dates. For in-house enquiries (members only), please contact Amanda Whiting.  Overview Licensing content has rapidly become a key component of the academic publishing environment...

Understanding Copyright

Event (multiple dates) - This course will be running again in 2017. Please contact Melissa Marshall for dates. For in-house enquiries (members only), please contact Amanda Whiting.  Overview This course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice...

Publication Ethics:Fraud and misconduct

Event (multiple dates) - Overview A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic publishing. These can be caused by misbehaving authors (e.g. committing plagiarism or fraud), by abuse of editorial positions and also by conflicts between publishers’ and societies’ commercial...

20/05/2016

Repeal of S52 of the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 This has been a contentious development to the legislation, one which is still rumbling on, despite the UK Government having published its response to the final consultation and once again...

The PA and ALPSP hosted debate: Brexit, and the potential impact on Academic Publishing

Event (multiple dates) - Introduced by Audrey McCulloch, CEO of ALPSPRichard Mollet of The RELX Group chairs a conversation with Andy Robinson, Wiley, and Richard Fisher, academic  and policy correspondent UK Publishing is a world leader in scientific and scholarly research...

29/09/2016

ALPSP and The PA to host debate on Brexit and academic publishing at Frankfurt Book Fair

ALPSP and The PA are to host a debate on the impact of Brexit on academic publishing at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair. Thursday 20 October 2016, 10:30 to 11:00 am, Publishing Perspectives Stage, Hall 6.0, Frankfurt Book Fair. Audrey McCulloch, CEO of ALPSP will introduce a panel including...

27/09/2016

PLS launches enhanced permissions management services

Publishers to "save time and maximise revenues" from in-bound permissions requests PLS will be officially launching an enhanced suite of permissions management services at this years’ Frankfurt Book Fair. Many publishers waste time and lose revenues because their processes for managing...

22/09/2016

Brexit Briefing - September 2016

Introduction In the referendum that took place in the UK on Thursday 23 June 2016, it was decided by a small majority the UK should leave the European Union. It is still uncertain what the medium or long-term implications will be. We will keep a close eye on developments and update you as and...

Introduction to Journals Publishing

Event (multiple dates) - Overview This is an essential introductory course covering all aspects of journals publishing for those who are at the beginning of their careers. It covers everything from peer review to online delivery, and provides delegates with a clear understanding of how all the...

26/08/2016

ALPSP member briefing on the EU VAT consultation

Background Under current EU VAT rules, electronic publications must be taxed at the national standard rate, while for printed publications Member States are allowed to apply reduced or even super-reduced and zero VAT rates. The European Commission is now considering reforming these rules; in...

13/05/2016

Changes in EU Data Protection Laws – the wait is over!

Sarah Fricker, Institute of Physics On 14 April, the (the “GDPR”) passed final approval in the European Parliament. For four long years, we have been waiting for this law which is designed to harmonise levels of data protection in all 28 EU member states. It is also intended to make...

19/08/2016

Extension of copyright term for industrially manufactured artistic works - who will this affect?

Shireen Peermohamed, Harbottle & Lewis This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Section 52 of the UK's Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 will be repealed on 28 July 2016. The effect of this will be to extend the...

18/08/2016

The Marrakesh Treaty

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. The Marrakesh Treaty was agreed and signed in June 2013, with the purpose of improving access to published works for those with print disabilities. Such...

17/08/2016

China Passes Overseas NGO Management Law

Andrew Tein, Wiley This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Headline Since mid-2015, the Chinese government has been considering legislation that would potentially restrict the ability of learned and professional societies to...

23/08/2016

Australian Elections

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. The results of the recent Federal elections in Australia remain unresolved. At the time of writing, a re-count is under way in the Australian Division of Herbert...

11/08/2016

France Internet Bill

Gemma Hersh, Elsevier This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. A Joint Committee has approved the Internet Bill in France, which includes language on open access and on text and data mining. The proposed legislation has already...

10/08/2016

EU Competiveness Council conclusions

Gemma Hersh, Elsevier This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. The EU Council of Competitiveness Ministers, under the Dutch Presidency of the EU, has adopted conclusions “on the transition towards an open science...

10/08/2016

Data Protection Privacy Shield

Sarah Fricker, Institute of Physics   This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Since the October 2015 decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), that the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework as a means for...

08/08/2016

Brexit and the GDPR – what now?

Shireen Peermohamed, Harbottle & Lewis This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Until the recent referendum outcome, all UK businesses that process personal data, including the majority of the publishing industry, were...

05/08/2016

Brexit

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...

29/05/2016

US funder public access plans

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 For those of you trying to keep track of US Funding Agency public access plans, CHORUS has gathered together a useful resource, which provides an at a glance comparison of requirements. It can be...

28/05/2016

The right Rights?

Ruth Tellis and Clare Hodder - Rights2 Consultants This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 An alternative view of the London Book Fair The London Book Fair is one of our industry’s biggest rights showcase, sales and trading event, this year seemed busier...

27/05/2016

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....

26/05/2016

Cost benefit analysis of copyright exceptions in Australia

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 An inquiry by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) in 2012-2013 resulted in a recommendation for the introduction of a new copyright exception, based on the US fair-use exception. However, the...

25/05/2016

US Internet Policy Taskforce Releases Whitepaper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages

Darla Henderson, American Chemical Society This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 At the beginning of 2016, the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force released a White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages. Designed to be a...

24/05/2016

The Making Available Right in the United States: A Report of the Register of Copyrights

Susann Brailey, American Institute of Physics This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 Two years in the making, the final report entitled, The Making Available Right in the United States: A Report of the Register of Copyrights, was released by the U.S. Copyright...

23/05/2016

Google books v Authors Guild

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 The US Supreme Court has denied the leave to appeal requested by the Authors Guild, in their long-running case against Google. This means that the scanning of books that Google completed without...

16/05/2016

European Union – Digital Single Market

Duncan Campbell, Wiley Given everything that has been going on in Brussels over the past few weeks, it’s good to see things returning to normal. Even the tube stations have all re-opened. As far as the Digital Single Market is concerned, the copyright piece (which is likely to be of...

11/05/2016

EU-US Privacy Shield

Shireen Peermohamed, Harbottle & Lewis In February this year, the European Commission (Commission) announced that agreement had been reached with the US on the terms of a new framework for transatlantic data transfers named the ‘EU-US Privacy Shield’ (the Privacy Shield). The...

29/04/2016

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...

31/10/2008

Scholarly Publishing Practice 3 2008

This is the third in a series of ALPSP surveys undertaken to establish current scholarly publishing practices, designed to track changes in policy and practice since 2000, as online publishing has matured. The survey was conducted of 400 journal publishers, both commercial and not-for-profit...

29/01/2016

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 1: January 2016

ALPSP has launched the first in a series of quarterly policy bulletins for its members. Compiled by our Government Affairs and Copyright Sub-Committees, the bulletin will aim to bring members up to date on a range of policy related topics. Future issues will record what’s been happening and...

31/10/2015

ALPSP Alert 190 - March 2013

This issue includes open access updates from the US, Australia and the UK. The House of Lords, OSTP Directive and FASTR Bill get a mention. There's news from AIP Publishing, De Gruyter, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, Macmillan, Nature, NISO, SciVal, Wiley and Readcube. Legal items include copyright...

27/10/2015

ALPSP Alert 188 - January 2013

This issue of ALPSP Alert reported on fake reviewers and fake authors, journal price rises, a new DOI agency in China and the Penguin Apple dispute. There were articles on predatory publishers and Beall's list and open access updates on history journals, the European Commission, Germany and the...

09/02/2002

The Society-Publisher Contract

Many major journals are owned by Learned Societies. They may publish themselves, or they may licence another society or a commercial publisher to publish on their behalf. Therefore, contracts between Societies & Publishers are very important. This articles provides an outline of the Key points...

10/01/2002

Licensing Journal Electronic Rights to Aggregators

Publishers have numerous and varied routes for disseminating their journal content electronically. A publisher may wish to host its material just on its own server, or it may choose to make its material available more widely by making arrangements with other hosting organisations. These third...

14/12/2014

Granting Permissions

Scholarly publishers will always be in receipt of requests from third parties who wish to reproduce their content. Ensuring such requests are handled effectively and efficiently will help keep workloads manageable, ensure the business has an accurate record of where its content has been licensed...

12/12/2014

Seeking Permissions

Obtaining permissions to use third party content can be a daunting experience. This article provides an overview of the process, considering when permission may be required and how permissions are sought and obtained. This information is provided for the guidance of ALPSP members and is not...

11/12/2014

Copyright in Scholarly Publications

Scholarly publications are made up of an array of copyright material and publishers should ensure that they have not only acquired the full spectrum of rights they will need in order to publish their books or journals successfully, but also to ensure they have good records of the rights they have...

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...

08/04/2014

UK Copyright Exceptions - April 2014

Following on from the Hargreaves Review of IP the UK Government has tabled new and amended exceptions to UK Copyright Law. This briefing summarizes the five Statutory Instruments (SIs) designed to amend the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) that have been tabled.

15/05/2014

UK VAT – Broadcasting, Telecommunications and E-services; VAT rule changes from 1 January 2015

January 2015 sees important changes to European Union VAT rules affecting businesses supplying digital services. Currently, tax on the supply of broadcasting, telecommunications and electronic services, otherwise known as ‘digital services, to private consumers is paid in the Member State where...

10/11/2013

Modernising Copyright in Ireland - November 2013

Following a consultation that took place in 2012, the Copyright Review Committee (CRC) in Ireland has produced its long-awaited report. The consultation would have been recognizable to anyone familiar with the review of copyright undertaken by Ian Hargreaves in the UK, and the title of the...

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)...

23/02/2013

OSTP Memorandum on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research Released - February 2013

Following two consultations (2009, 2011), a specifically convened roundtable and an Act of Congress (America COMPETES Reauthorization Act 2010), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have finally produced their guidelines for "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally...

22/02/2013

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Report on the Implementation of Open Access - February 2013

Following a brief inquiry in January and February 2013, the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee have produced a report on their findings on the Implementation of Open Access (pdf). The inquiry consisted of both written and oral evidence sessions and involved a wide range...

01/12/2012

UK Government Response to the Consultation on Copyright Exceptions - December 2012

The UK Government today (20 Dec 2012) released their response to the consultation on widening copyright exceptions. A press release was also circulated. Despite the recognition that the “UK already has a strong framework for supporting copyright works”, the Government still feels that there...

01/08/2012

Online infringement of copyright and the Digital Economy Act 2010 – Ofcom’s proposal to make by order a code for regulating the Initial Obligations - August 2012

The Digital Economy Act 2010 contained a section aiming to deal with online infringement of copyright. It inserted several paragraphs into the Communications Act 2003, which expand the functions of Ofcom to regulate a procedure to allow copyright owners to issue online infringement notifications...

10/07/2014

BIS Select Committee Hargreaves Inquiry - July 2012

House of Commons Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee: The Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property: Where next? At the end of 2010, UK Prime Minister David Cameron commissioned Professor Ian Hargreaves to lead a Review of Intellectual Property (IP) and Growth....

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.

02/10/2000

Current Practice in Peer Review 2000

A combined ALPSP/EASE survey which aims to give a greater understanding of the peer review process in a variety of disciplines and to provide a set of agreed guidelines.

01/11/2004

Aggregators and the Primary Journal 2004

An ALPSP Report on the Impact of Aggregated Databases on Primary Journals in the Academic Library Market and a Review of Publisher Practice

01/06/2006

Scholarly Publishing Practice 2 2005

This report, carried out by ALPSP, is a second major study of the policies and practices of 400 international academic journal publishers, both not-for-profit and commercial, drawn from the memberships of ALPSP and other major publishing associations.

11/10/2007

Guide to rights and royalties management software 2007

This guide offers an overview of the available rights and royalties software systems. It provides an introduction to rights and royalties and some of the trends in the field and looks at the potential benefits offered by software systems. It presents six publisher case-studies and identifies and...

03/10/2005

Online Submission and Peer Review Systems 2005

A review of currently available systems and the experiences of authors, referees, editors and publishers. This ALPSP report gives an objective account of the current state of play of online peer review systems. It provides a comprehensive overview of all the available online submission systems...

01/04/2004

What do societies do with their publishing surpluses? ALPSP and Blackwell Survey 2004

In view of the current debates about publishing and the possible impact of open access, ALPSP and Blackwell Publishing felt that there was a need to focus on the special role of learned society and professional association publishers,whether they do all their own publishing or contract with a...