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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

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.

28/05/2014

Learned Publishing

Learned Publishing is the journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, published in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

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.

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers - Virtual classroom - 9 & 10 November - FULLY BOOKED

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 course is now fully booked. Please...

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...

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact Online Training

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. Overview Metrics and impact measurement have...

Growing Successful Open Access Journals - Virtual classroom - 8 & 9 Sept - FULLY BOOKED

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...

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors - Virtual classroom - 30 Sept & 1 Oct - FULLY BOOKED

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 course is now fully booked. Please...

Journal Financial Strategy for Non-Financial Managers

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 course is essential for middle and...

Effective Journals Marketing

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 Technology is changing, new business models...

Effective Journal Editorial Management

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 course introduces the common issues and...

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2019. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview Metrics and impact measurement have become...

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

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 This workshop provides an essential...

Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board - Virtual classroom - 14 & 15 July - FULLY BOOKED

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...

01/12/2008

When a Society Journal Changes Publisher

When a society journal moves from one publisher to another, a number of points need to be taken into account to ensure a smooth handover. Planning should commence as far ahead of the actual transfer as possible, to minimise disruption to subscribers. From the perspective of ALPSP members, the key...

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership

Event (multiple dates) - Overview Formerly Understanding EJournal Technology this course has been updated to reflect the needs of delegates.This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind online journal delivery, and help delegates understand the challenges faced by...

Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board - Virtual Classroom FULLY BOOKED

Event (multiple dates) - This course is now fully booked. Please email melissa.marshall@alpsp.org if you would like to be added to the waiting list. This training will be delivered in a virtual classroom 5 May, Online at 8:00-13:00 EDT (New York), 13:00-18:00 BST (UK)...

Introduction to Journals Marketing - Virtual Classroom

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 An essential introduction to the changing and challenging role of promoting journals in...

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact - NEW Online Training

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this online training is running in 2020. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview Metrics and impact measurement...

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers FULLY BOOKED

Event (multiple dates) - THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Overview This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching...

Growing Successful Open Access Journals

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 Are you running a journal or journal...

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors

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 course considers ways in which to...

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...

Introduction to People Management for Publishing

Event (multiple dates) - An exceptionally useful course providing many aspects of management and support of employees at different development stages. Ola Tornkvist, London Mathematical Society This course is available as in-house training (members only), please contact Amanda...

Developing Open Access and Hybrid Journals

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2019. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview The aim of this course is to introduce staff from...

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

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 provides an essential...

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership - Washington DC

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2020. It is also available as an in-house event to ALPSP members.  ***NEW*** taking place in Washington DC. This event has been specifically tailored to a North American...

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership - New York

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2020. It is also available as an in-house event to ALPSP members.  ***NEW*** taking place in New York. This event has been specifically tailored to a North American Market....

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2019. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview Formerly Understanding EJournal...

NEW Introduction to Journals Publishing ONLINE

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact Melissa Marshall to find out dates for 2018. Why you should take this training.....See our blog on how this workshop has been developed. Overview (Level 1) Developed from our most popular introductory course this online workshop is now available...

Journal Financial Strategy for Non-Financial Managers

Event (multiple dates) - Best external training course I have done. Extremely well pitched for managers of journal portfolios with no formal economics or accountancy training. Richard Hughes, Wiley-Blackwell This course is available as in-house training (members only), please...

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...

Effective Journals Marketing

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2019. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview Technology is changing, new business models...

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

Event (multiple dates) - This course will be running again in 2019. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview This workshop provides an essential practical introduction to the business of developing journals. The...

Effective Journal Editorial Management

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2019. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview This course introduces the common issues and...

Developing Ethical Commercial Revenues in a Changing Publishing Landscape

Event (multiple dates) - Date and time Tuesday 13 December 2016, online at 10:00 - 11:30 EST (New York) / 15:00 - 16:30 BST (London) / 16:00-17:30 CEST (Europe)* *Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar on this date and time, you may register and receive a recording for...

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...

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers

Event (multiple dates) - Overview This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including...

Effective Journals Marketing

Event (multiple dates) - Great to be able to suggest topics in advance which were heeded. Comprehensive slides and info packs with excellent break-out sessions. Mike Hallworth, Wiley-Blackwell Please contact Melissa Marshall to find out if this course is running in 2018. If you...

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact

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 Metrics and impact measurement have...

Effective Journal Editorial Management

Event (multiple dates) - The course was pitched exactly right and served to affirm much of what I currently do whilst providing great suggestions for improvement and development. A very useful booklet with additional material for reference and further reading. A resource that will sit on my...

Developing Open Access and Hybrid Journals

Event (multiple dates) - This course will be running in 2018. Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org for dates. If you are interested in running this as an in-house course contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org - this option is available to ALPSP members only. Overview The aim of this...

Introduction to Journals Publishing

Event (multiple dates) - A fantastic course, whether you are new to publishing or have been working a few years - excellent and thorough. Fran Lee, BMJ This course will be running in 2018. Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org for dates. If you are interested in running this as an...

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

Event (multiple dates) - Probably one of the most useful courses I have done - excellent! I started off with almost no ideas for journal development and now I feel confident I can come up with an action plan. Susan Molony, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists This course will be...

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers

Event (multiple dates) - Overview This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including...

14/07/2017

New Associate Editor for Learned Publishing

Learned Publishing is delighted to announce the appointment of Liverpool University Press’ Managing Director, Anthony Cond, as Associate Editor.

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...

20/01/2015

Open Access Member Update - January 2015

The briefing provides the latest policy developments around the world relating to open access. Updates are included from India, Austria, Portugal, South Africa as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Charity Open Access Fund. A link to the ALPSP/Copyright Clearance Center’s Open Access...

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...

Understanding eJournal Technology

Event (multiple dates) - Overview This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind eJournal delivery, and help delegates understand the challenges faced by libraries in providing readers with access to their journals. The course will be business-centric – clearly...

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...

31/10/2016

Lettie Conrad announced as new North American Editor for Learned Publishing

31 October 2016 The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and the Society for Scholarly Publishing have announced Lettie Conrad as the new North American Editor of Learned Publishing journal. Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive of ALPSP said: ‘We are delighted...

Effective Journals Marketing

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 Technology is changing, new business models are developing and new markets emerging –...

NEW Introduction to Journals Publishing 1: An international primer

Event (multiple dates) - This blended workshop is now full, however, Part Two is available to book on 24 April 2017 Date and time Thursday 17 November 2016, online at 3:00 - 4:30pm (UK), 7:00-8.30am (West Coast US), 10:00-11:30am (East Coast US), 4:00-5:30pm...

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...

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...

Effective Journal Editorial Management

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 introduces the common issues and tasks encountered in journal management....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers

Event (multiple dates) - Overview This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including...

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...

30/05/2016

OSI Inaugural Conference

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 The Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) was created by the National Science Communication Institute (nSCI) in long term partnership with UNESCO. The plan for OSI is ambitious: an annual series of 10...

01/08/2016

ALPSP launches online workshop for those new to journals publishing

Blended learning online workshop will help train new entrants to scholarly publishing, wherever they are based. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, UK – 1 August 2016 The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has launched a new blended learning online workshop to...

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...

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...

11/12/2015

Editage Insights, the knowledge portal for researchers, turns two

Editage Insights—Resources for Authors and Journals—celebrated its second anniversary in November 2015. Editage launched this knowledge-based portal in November 2013 with a mission to give authors and journals globally a holistic platform on which to share and receive information...

24/11/2015

ALPSP welcomes Veruscript into membership

We are delighted to welcome startup publisher Veruscript as an Associate member of ALPSP.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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

01/04/2013

RCUK Policy on Open Access as of 1 April 2013

Research Councils UK (RCUK) made changes to its open access policy early in 2013. This followed a report from the House of Lords that deemed the previous version unacceptable due to its lack of clarity. RCUK are supportive of Gold Open Access, where an Article Publication Charge (APC) is...

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...

10/07/2014

UK Government Response to "Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications” and what RCUK plans to do about open access - July 2012

The UK Government has accepted all but one of the recommendations made by the cross- stakeholder Finch Group set up to investigate increasing access to the publications resulting from publicly-funded research.  The statement can be found here. As a reminder, the Finch Group came about as a...

10/06/2014

ALPSP Member Briefing on the Finch Report - June 2012

Accessibility, Sustainability, Excellence: How to expand access to research publications - Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings The Finch Group came about as a result of a roundtable discussion on Transparency, chaired by David Willets (Minister for...

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...

27/11/2014

CHORUS (Clearing House for Open Research of the United States)

This is an update on the ALPSP Member Briefing on the OSTP Memorandum on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research publishing in February 2013. The ‘OSTP Memo’ as it has become known, directed US Federal Funding Agencies with research expenditures in...

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...

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.

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...

03/01/2000

Careers in Journal Publishing 2000

Journals are an interesting and satisfying area of publishing in which to make your career. This is a lively and fact-packed guide for those who are making career decisions or who are just about to embark on a career, and for people who want to develop their career further. It covers: Why...

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.

02/06/2003

Scholarly Publishing Practice 1 2003

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

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.

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.

30/03/2006

Survey of Librarians on Factors in Journal Cancellation 2006

This study was commissioned by ALPSP to ascertain what are the major factors contributing to journal cancellations, and thus to provide some new information for a debate that has inevitably so far been short of data.

01/04/2008

Author-perceived Quality Characteristics of STM Journals 2008

The aim of this research study is to explore the author-perceived quality characteristics of science, technology and medicine (STM) journals. One of the most, if not the most, important issue today facing scholarly communication is what constitutes quality in the publishing and dissemination of...

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.