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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...

03/11/2015

ALPSP Awards

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

01/06/2020

Recommendations for the Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement relating to Open Access

The ALPSP Copyright Committee has made formal response to the new Model Grant Agreement (MGA). It expresses caution and highlights that some of the provisions could undermine the excellence of European research and the sustainability of a diverse research ecosystem.

21/04/2020

Webinars the chosen format for Redux Online

Redux online to be run as a series of webinars Sessions free and open to all People can register for first webinar now Redux Online – the virtual replacement for this year’s Redux Conference – is to be run as a series of webinars. Organisers, The Association of Learned...

17/04/2020

cOAlition S publishes updated criteria for Transformative Journals

Following a public consultation cOAlition S announces updated criteria for Transformative Journals.

ALPSP Networking: Transformative Agreements

Event (multiple dates) - Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP (map) A discussion and networking evening for ALPSP members.  Presentations where available are indicated by links below. Please note the terms and conditions of use as stated in...

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...

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...

01/11/2019

CAUL signs the first transformative agreement with Portland Press

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is the first library consortium to sign a transformative agreement with the Biochemical Society (Portland Press). This is CAUL’s second such agreement following announcement of the first transformative agreement with the Microbiology Society.

11/09/2019

Scholastica announces sustainable OA publishing roadmap: Plan S and beyond

Scholastica announced release of a Product Roadmap detailing new features to help journals comply with Plan S and sustainably meet core technical publishing standards.

02/08/2019

OASPA webinar on Societies transitioning to OA - speaker summaries and takeways

Following on from the webinar on 23 July 2019, OASPA asked the speakers to summarise their talks and offer a few key takeaways.

1st Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum

Event (multiple dates) - Dialog with Learned Societies: Sustainable Solutions for Successful Transition to Open Access University of Basel, Switzerland Click here for conference details, booking and programme.

01/07/2019

SPA-OPS Project update

Alicia Wise and Lorraine Estelle of Information Power provide an update from the first phase of this project in a piece for the LSE Impact Blog 'Learned Societies, the key to realising an open access future?'

31/05/2019

ALPSP Response to cOAlition S Revised Implementation Guidance

cOAlition S has released Revised Implementation Guidance on Plan S Following Public Feedback Exercise.

ALPSP Networking: Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access & Plan S

Event (multiple dates) - Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN, United Kingdom (map) A discussion and networking evening for ALPSP members. You may view the presentations from this seminar, where available. Please note the terms and conditions of use as stated in...

11/03/2019

Towards transition strategies and business models for Society Publishers who wish to accelerate Open Access and Plan S

An initial discussion document from the Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) project

06/02/2019

ALPSP Position Statement on Plan S

ALPSP has submitted a formal response to the Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S.

20/02/2019

Feedback on the Implementation Guidance of Plan S generates large public response

Over 600 individuals and organisations provided feedback to cOAlition S. Respondents include researchers, librarians and libraries, publishers and editors, universities, learned societies, research funders and performers, and other interested citizens and organisations.

30/11/2018

Joint initiative to explore Plan S-compliant business models.

ALPSP partners with Wellcome and UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) to engage consultant to explore potential strategies and business models through which learned societies could adopt and thrive under Plan S.

29/08/2018

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 11: August 2018

ALPSP members. GDPR trends since May 2018; Special purposes and other exemptions under GDPR/Data Protection Act; European Copyright changes; California privacy law; US Senate passes Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act; US Copyright Office opposes rule changes for serial registrations; WIPO adopts...

18/09/2018

UUK OA Monographs - Publisher Survey

Research England, AHRC and BA have commissioned a survey, the results of which will inform future policy decisions on OA and academic books.

01/06/2018

Open Access Must-Reads, Spring 2018

ALPSP and CCC share the Spring 2018 edition of the “Open Access Must-Reads” series – a thoughtfully curated selection of important articles from the past few months that expound upon “can’t miss” developments in the world of Open Access.

14/05/2018

Anti-Double Dipping Alliance for transparency in Open Access book publishing formed

The group has been initiated by Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the central platform for sustainable Open Access (OA) funding models, and aims at avoiding unwanted acquisition of book titles through different systems.

09/03/2018

Open Access Monographs in the REF

Benedict Page of the Bookseller interviewed Steven Hill, head of research policy at HEFCE, about the direction of travel for monographs.

09/02/2018

Open Access Must Reads - January 2018

ALPSP and CCC share the Winter 2018 edition of the “Open Access Must-Reads” series – a thoughtfully curated selection of important articles from the past few months that expound upon “can’t miss” developments in the world of Open Access.

07/11/2017

Open Access Must Reads - October 2017

ALPSP and CCC share the latest edition of Open Access Must Reads - a selection of important articles from the past few months that expound upon 'can't miss' developments in the world of open access.

02/06/2017

Open Access Must Reads - Picks for Spring 2017

ALPSP and CCC announce first in new series which highlights key articles in world of Open Access.

09/11/2017

The OA Effect: new report

Springer Nature published a white paper The OA effect: How does open access affect the usage of scholarly books? on 7 November 2017.

03/11/2017

Exploring Usage of Open Access Books Via the JSTOR Platform

This report by Lucy Montgomery, Neil Saunders, Frances Pinter & Alkim Ozaygen is the outcome of research commissioned and funded by four university presses.

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...

28/07/2017

Learned Societies and Open Access - 27 September, London

Apply for a place at this meeting to review the findings of Universities UK OA Coordination Group

Learned Societies and Open Access

Event (multiple dates) - Location: Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger St, London WC1N 2JU Date: 27 September 2017 Time: 10:00 – 16:30 It has long been recognised that the move to Open Access could represent a threat to the financial sustainability of UK learned societies, many of whom are...

06/07/2017

Knowledge Unlatched announces expansion into STEM in 2018

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is happy to announce its move into the STEM publishing market

12/05/2017

Open Access Resource Center

As of 31 May 2017, CCC and ALPSP will no longer maintain the Open Access Resource Center since OA is now a part of so many different publishers' business models.  In its place, we will publish a curated, quarterly review of must-read articles on key open access topics via CCC’s...

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...

30/01/2017

Glasstree Academic Publishing puts academics in control with launch of new ebook service

Gold Open Access available to academics publishing research online Newly-launched Glasstree Academic Publishing announced the launch of its new ebook service, allowing academics to independently publish their cutting-edge research affordably, and in a matter of hours. The offering dramatically...

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...

08/12/2016

Delta Think Investigations Launches “The Evolving State of Open Access”

Delta Think, a consulting and advisory firm focused on innovation and growth in scholarly communications, has announced the debut of Delta Think Investigations, a set of execution-focused, data-driven analyses of relevant and timely topics in scholarly communications. Investigations will offer...

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...

13/10/2016

ALPSP publishes special issue of Learned Publishing focusing on university presses

12 October 2016 The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has today announced the publication of a special open access issue of their journal Learned Publishing. The University Press Redux comprises articles arising from the conference of the same name held in...

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...

Expanding Public Access to Academic Content: An update from the Access to Research initiative

Event (multiple dates) - Date and Time  Wednesday 5 October 2016, online at 11:00 - 12:00 BST (London) / 12:00-13:00 CEST (Europe)* *Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar at this time, you may register and receive a recording to view later. Overview The Access to Research...

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...

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...

18/08/2016

Wellcome guidelines and requirements

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. As some of you may be aware, there are rumours that the Wellcome Trust is about to release guidelines that it expects publishers to adhere to, in order to receive...

15/08/2016

OA in Norway

Gemma Hersh, Elsevier This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Guidelines have been published recommending a direction of travel for open access in Norway. These guidelines were drafted by a working group, chaired by Torkel...

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...

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...

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...

09/05/2016

EU to Consider Open Access and Science Conclusions in May 2016

Andrew Tein, Wiley On 4 and 5 April 2016, the Dutch Presidency conference on Open Science was held in Amsterdam, bringing together government officials, research funders and institutions, publishers and researchers from across Europe. The main outcome from the conference was a Call for Action on...

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...

28/07/2016

Pay it Forward - a sustainable model of open access APCs report now available

We’re pleased to announce the availability of the final report of the Pay It Forward project, a joint research effort of the University of California at Davis and the California Digital Library to investigate a sustainable model of open access article publishing charges for large North...

The Publisher’s and Librarian’s Challenge: Models, practices and products to sustain OA publishing

Event (multiple dates) - BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT HAS NOW CLOSED Chair: Will Schweitzer, Director, Product Development for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)   Venue: Arundel House, 13-15 Arundel Street, Temple Place, London WC2R 3DX...

29/07/2014

India develops OA policy

Two departments within the Indian Government’s Ministry of Science and Technology have proposed a policy on open access to articles arising from the research they fund.

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...

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...

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

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...

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.

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.

24/10/2005

Facts About Open Access 2005

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

02/07/2015

SHERPA - FACT – more than 95% accurate

SHERPA/FACT found to be more than 95% accurate when checking publisher policies against funder mandates for open access