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28/05/2014

Membership

Information about ALPSP membership: helping to connect, inform, develop and represent scholarly publishers worldwide.

Fundamentals of Finance for Publishers - Virtual classroom - 16 & 17 November - 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 melissa.marshall@alpsp.org if you would like to be added to the waiting list. The course will be delivered in two sessions on 16 & 17...

03/11/2015

ALPSP Awards

Information about ALPSP Awards, our annual programme that recognises excellence and innovation in scholarly publishing.

28/05/2014

How to Join

There are two groups of members within the Association. All are fully entitled to take part in the activities of the Association, although only the representatives of Full Members are entitled to be elected to Council and to vote.

Fundamentals of Finance for Publishers

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 Can you make any sense of the financial...

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors

Event (multiple dates) - Overview This course considers ways in which to develop and manage a commercially successful academic journal and book programme. Taking delegates step-by-step through the commissioning process, it aims to provide practical advice, relevant tips and techniques to...

NEW Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board

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 One in three meetings are...

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors

Event (multiple dates) - It was so generous of you to share all of your tricks and secrets with the rest of us. I had no idea how to start commissioning, and now I feel like I have a plan and a lot more confidence. Nicole Edmondson, UCL IOE Press Overview This course considers ways in which...

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...

Academic Book Week event - Creating the Future of Academic Publishing: Strengthening the Research Ecosystem

Event (multiple dates) - Emerald would like to invite you to re-energise the debate around Impact, Innovation and Interdisciplinarity within academic publishing on Monday 23rd January 2017, as part of Academic Book Week. Creating the Future of Academic Publishing: Strengthening the Research...

29/11/2016

The University Press Redux Conference to continue

29 November 2016 Following the success of the founding University Press Redux conference, organised by Liverpool University Press (LUP) and held in March 2016, The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) are delighted to announce they will now be partnering with...

NEW Disruption, Innovation and Creativity: How to generate and implement new ideas in scholarly publishing

Event (multiple dates) - Overview  #alpspcreate The rate of innovation in scholarly publishing is accelerating. Researchers need new services for a changing environment and technology now provides a multitude of options to help. But where do you start, what should you do to respond and...

Introduction to People Management for Publishing

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 The first step in people management is often reported as the most challenging. This course...

14/10/2016

123Library announces new partnership with Pavilion Publishing to distribute e-books

123Library ​announced this week a new partnership with Pavilion Publishing, for the distribution of Pavilion's e-books on the internet using 123Library's CloudPublish technology​ The CloudPublish service allows publishers to pick from a range of technical tools offered by...

14/10/2016

Eurospan appoints Ken Rhodes as Managing Director

Eurospan has announced they have appointed Ken Rhodes, formerly of NBN International and Bloomsbury, as Managing Director.  Read more in The Bookseller article. 

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...

20/09/2016

IOP Publishing celebrates 100th book

IOP Publishing is celebrating reaching the milestone of the publication of its 100th book The 100th title to publish, Butterfly in The Quantum World – The story of the most fascinating quantum fractal by Professor Indubala I Satija, contains a prologue and guest chapter by Douglas...

13/09/2016

IMF renews eLibrary platform hosting partnership with PubFactory through 2019

Hosted on PubFactory since 2010, the IMF has built a feature rich, internationalized eLibrary platform that it will continue to develop by adding an enhanced Figure Viewer and a responsive site design. Boston, MA The International Monetary Fund (IMF), a Washington-based organization comprised...

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...

01/06/2016

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...

31/05/2016

OA in the UK and hybrid journals– a thought piece and a blog

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 Two articles of note have been published by funders and institutional representative bodies. The first is Academic journal markets, their limitations, and the consequences for a transition to OA: a...

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...

17/11/2015

Exhibitions

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

10/05/2016

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...

Standing on the Digits of Giants: Research data, preservation and innovation

Event (multiple dates) - BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT HAS NOW CLOSED Chair: Dr William Kilbride FSA, Executive Director, The Digital Preservation Coalition  Venue: Arundel House, 13-15 Arundel Street, Temple Place, London WC2R 3DX (map) Overview Access is not a one time event, it’s...

09/05/2016

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...

09/05/2016

Taylor & Francis Group has launched TandFChina.com an online hub for Chinese customers and partners

Taylor & Francis’ has launched TandFChina.com, its online hub for the scholarly community in China. It offers key resources for authors, researchers, journal editors, research librarians and learned societies in Mandarin, as well as being a gateway to all Taylor & Francis content...

18/03/2016

HighWire Press Opens New European Office

HighWire Press, Inc., the publishing technology platform provider for scholarly publishers and societies, has announced it will open a new office in Belfast, Northern Ireland, adding 74 full time employees over a three-year period. The announcement was made at a meeting with Northern Ireland's...

04/03/2016

Free places at INTERQUEST 2016 Amsterdam Digital Book Printing Forum

We are delighted to announce that INTERQUEST is offering 10 free places to ALPSP publisher members for their 2016 Amsterdam Digital Book Printing Forum. The Forum will examine the current state of the book manufacturing supply chain from the perspective of leading printers and publishers. It...

11/12/2015

ALPSP welcomes 123Library to membership

123Library is a specialist eBook platform providing innovative solutions which allow publishers to deliver titles directly to institutions, corporations and libraries.

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...

31/10/2015

ALPSP Alert 189 - February 2013

This issue of Alert includes news about book citation index growth, COPE guidelines on peer review ethics, JISC Open Citations and NFAIS / NISO code of practice for supplementary materials. There are updates on ebook lending, mathematical open access, PubReader for PMC and the Open Library of...

04/04/2004

Managing the Editorial Office

Whether it’s one assistant working with a journal editor in an academic department or a team of staff looking after a list of journals within the Secretariat of a Professional body, the editorial office is at the very heart of the publication process. Since each journal will have its own...

10/03/2002

Licensing E-book Rights

There are many ways for a publisher to take advantage of its book titles electronically. As with journals, a publisher may wish simply to host its books on its own website, or it may choose to make its books available more widely by licensing its content to aggregators. These third party hosting...

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...

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...

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.

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...

03/10/2011

E-Book Strategies. The essential ALPSP guide on how to develop your e-book offer 2011

In a series of case studies, Linda Bennett provides insights into the challenges, achievable successes and potential pitfalls when creating and selling electronic publications, with particular reference to e-books.

02/09/2002

Costs of Learned Journal and Book Publishing 2002

A Benchmarking Study for ALPSP. We hope that this study will be the starting point for publishers to look at particular areas of their operations and achieve meaningful improvements.