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03/11/2015

ALPSP Awards

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

15/12/2016

Glasstree Academic Publishing launches publishing platform for Academics, Libraries and Learned Societies

After more than twelve months of author consultation and intense development Glasstree Academic Publishing has launched its global online self-publishing platform. Glasstree’s core aims are to increase publication speed to market, put content owners back in control of their content, offer...

17/11/2016

Useful Services: PLSclear - managing requests to reuse extracts of your titles

Most publishers do not have specialist staff to handle “permissions requests” - adhoc requests to copy extracts or quotes from your titles. This means handling permissions often becomes a frustrating and inefficient task, taking up time when you could be doing something else. This...

31/10/2016

ALPSP's Chair Peter Ashman appointed new BMJ CEO

BMJ has announced that Peter Ashman has been appointed as BMJ’s next Chief Executive, effective from 1 January 2017. Peter was chosen from a pool of candidates from both inside and outside the company, and succeeds Tim Brooks who is stepping down after four years as CEO. Peter joined the...

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...

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

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 workshop provides an essential practical introduction to the business of developing...

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...

26/09/2016

Hindawi and Editage announce partnership to provide English-language editing services

Hindawi and Editage today announced a new partnership that will provide English-language editing to authors wishing to submit to Hindawi publications. This partnership will result in Editage’s services being integrated into Hindawi’s submission process and provide a 10% discount to...

21/09/2016

IOP announces Double-blind peer review trial

Two of IOP Publishing’s journals to offer authors the choice of single or double-blind peer review from 2017 As part of their commitment to engage closely with their research communities and to meet their future needs, IOP Publishing are pleased to be offering authors the choice of single...

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...

19/08/2016

Wiley acquires publishing technology company Atypon

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. yesterday announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon (www.atypon.com) is a technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host...

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...

22/08/2016

What do researchers think of TDM?

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. One of the reasons given for the demand for changes to copyright legislation, which will supposedly facilitate text and data mining, is the huge demand in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

27/06/2016

HighWire boosts customer performance with three key hires

Following the opening remarks by HighWire Press, Inc. CEO, Dan Filby at the Spring HighWire Publishers’ Meeting, the HighWire leadership team has been further strengthened by the appointment of three key individuals: John Doherty, Director Technical Support; Andre Kvaternik, Senior Director...

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...

28/04/2016

ALPSP welcomes OverStory to membership

We are pleased to welcome OverStory as an associate member of ALPSP.   OverStory designs, builds, supports and consults on integration, content ingestion and delivery systems often within the Scholarly publishing arena.

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...

05/01/2005

RSS: A New Marketing and Delivery Tool for Journal Publishers

It’s not often that publishers can take advantage of the latest technology without a hefty investment in hardware or software. But in the case of RSS, the technology behind newsfeeds and blogging, information disseminators have a powerful content delivery and marketing tool that costs relatively...

07/06/2004

Enabling Google to Index your Full Text

Many publishers are beginning to see the benefits of allowing Google to index their full text; usage figures can increase dramatically, and so can pay-per-view sales to non- subscribers. This article provides guidelines for setting up full text indexing for Google crawlers, while preserving your...

06/06/2004

Metadata: An Essential Web Writing Skill

Metadata is one of the most misunderstood aspects of content management and website design. Editors and writers tend to look at it as a technical issue. Technical people look for a software solution. Both are wrong. Metadata is a fundamental skill that web writers and editors must...

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...

07/07/2002

Maximising Website Visibility

When creating a website, an obvious goal is to get people to visit it, and to return on a regular basis. In order to do this successfully it is necessary to take three things into account – your audience, your content and how to get a good relevance ranking with search engines. If you can get all...

21/04/2002

Journal Title Changes

This article provides a brief guide to the issues a publisher should consider when thinking about changing a journal title. It was first published in April 2002 written by Sally Morris and Pippa Smart.

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...

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...

15/04/2015

Member Briefing on Text and Data Mining

Text and data mining is increasingly seen as a useful method of analyzing large volumes of unstructured documents, in order to support innovation and the development of new knowledge, but what does this mean in practice? This briefing on TDM was updated April 2015.

10/08/2014

Text and Data Mining - August 2014

Text and data mining is increasingly seen as a useful method of analyzing large volumes of unstructured documents, in order to support innovation and the development of new knowledge, but what does this mean in practice? This briefing is a follow up to P-D-R meetings on TDM

09/04/2015

High Value Content: Big Data Meets Mega Text

Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of New Ventures at Copyright Clearance Center explains how. Big data may be making headlines, but numbers don’t always tell the whole story.  Experts estimate that at least 80% of all data in any organization—not to mention in the World Wide Web...

11/02/2006

Outsourcing Primary Journal Hosting

For a primary journal publisher, no matter how small or large, the decision about how to host your online publications is a crucial one. Increasingly, the online version of a journal is the user's version of preference, and today's readers and authors have high expectations in terms of...

18/03/2010

Scholarly Book Publishing Practice: First Survey 2009

This is the first ALPSP survey undertaken to establish current practices in scholarly book and e-book publishing, to provide detailed analysis and statistics in this rapidly changing market.

31/08/2006

How is scholarly communication changing as a result of the Web? 2006

This White Paper is the first to be developed from the activities of the ALPSP Future Watch committee. It is drawn from presentations and materials discussed at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC on 7 June 2006.

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...

01/07/2008

Long-Term Preservation 2008

90% of ALPSP publisher members believe long-term preservation to be a critical issue. Some of the findings from the survey that ALPSP carried out to investigate preservation strategies amongst its publisher members.