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05/10/2015

Member Access

ALPSP Members can access full content of Learned Publishing by clicking on the icon to the right of this text. If you would like to set up IP access for all staff in a member organization or if you experience any problems, please email Lizzie Drummond. Print on Demand We are pleased to offer...

28/05/2014

Membership

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

03/11/2015

ALPSP Awards

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

05/04/2016

ALPSP Awards Past Winners

Details of the winners of the ALPSP Awards from past years

The Metadata Power Hour - RECORDING AVAILABLE

Event (multiple dates) - THIS WEBINAR IS FREE TO ATTEND  Click here to access the recordingLearn about the expanding opportunities to leverage scholarly metadata to deliver quickly on changing market needs. The intersection of publishing and metadata has never...

09/05/2018

Call to publishers: Jisc digital archival collections group purchasing scheme PIN notice

Jisc is working with publishers to make digital archival collections of primary source materials more affordable so researchers, teachers and learners can access to a wider range of resources and libraries can achieve further efficiencies.

04/09/2017

Member Briefing: A guide to accessible publishing

For ALPSP Members only. Authors: Alistair McNaught / Sarah Hilderley. Digital workflows are a great gift to disabled people and, likewise, disabled people are great gift for digital publishing. But it doesn’t always seem that way, so let’s explore the issues…

Digital Content and Disability

Event (multiple dates) - UCL Centre for Digital Humanities This afternoon seminar will examine accessibility and usability issues in digital content, with a particular – but not exclusive – emphasis on learning-disabled people. Further...

NEW Effective Social Media for Scholarly Publishers

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 Social media now offers the opportunity to reach huge audiences around the globe, but how can...

How to Make Content More Discoverable Through SEO

Event (multiple dates) - Overview If you’re in marketing or editorial and writing copy for your website, what can you do to help readers to find your products? You need to understand how to make search optimization work for you. This course focuses on the practical things you can do...

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...

Understanding eJournal Technology

Event (multiple dates) - Overview This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind eJournal delivery. Technology has removed the barriers between production, editorial, marketing, sales, customer services and most importantly – the customers. The course will be...

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...

PIDapalooza

Event (multiple dates) - Open identifiers deserve their own festival Why build an open identifier infrastructure? So that anyone can use it to create cool tools and services for the research community. PIDapalooza is a two-day Persistent Identifier festival, happening for the first time this...

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...

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...

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...

25/08/2016

Cancer Moonshot

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Launched by Joe Biden (US Vice President) and the US Department of Commerce’s US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on 29 June 2016, the Cancer Moonshot...

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...

09/08/2016

Taylor & Francis Group launches redesigned, refreshed and responsive www.tandfonline.com

Taylor & Francis Online is relaunching today, with a new modern design and several new features to make it easier and quicker to access key research online. The platform will benefit from a fully responsive, mobile enabled interface, with a clear design which places the most important...

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...

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....

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...

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...

29/07/2016

MPS Ltd announced as ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing sponsor

We are delighted to announce that MPS Ltd are sponsoring the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing in 2016. Their support helps shine a light on some of the most exciting initiatives in scholarly communications. We’ll focus on each of the shortlist in our ‘Spotlight...

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...

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...

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...

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...

10/02/2016

Why it's critical to engage - is open data changing the research process?

Mark Thorley discusses the drivers for openness in research and scholarly communication at the ALPSP Seminar on 8 March. #alpspdata

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

25/11/2001

Licensing Business Models for eJournals

A potentially unlimited number of models could be used to price electronic licences – however, in practice the number of variables is limited. This advice note provides an overview of the key licensing business models for eJournals. It was written by Sally Morris in November 2001.

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.

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...

10/08/2014

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

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...

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...

18/11/2015

Welcome to your new ALPSP website

We are pleased to announce the redesigned ALPSP website is now live. If you experience problems logging in or booking on an event, email events@alpsp.org. The ALPSP team is on standby to help. Contact details are available on the ALPSP Team page.

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...

01/04/2007

Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals

This comprehensive yet concise book provides a thorough and complete guide to every aspect of managing the peer review process for scientific journals. Until now, little information has been readily available on how this important facet of the journal publishing process should be conducted...

02/06/2003

Scholarly Publishing Practice 1 2003

ALPSP report on academic journal publishers’ policies and practices in online publishing'

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...

24/10/2005

Facts About Open Access 2005

A study of the financial and non-financial effects of alternative business models for scholarly journals.

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.

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.