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28/05/2014

Member Benefits

Benefits of ALPSP membership for scholarly publishers and those that work with them.

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.

05/04/2016

ALPSP Awards Past Winners

Details of the winners of the ALPSP Awards from past years

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

ALPSP Team

Get in touch with the ALPSP team with any queries

03/11/2015

ALPSP Awards

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

28/05/2014

How to Join

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

28/05/2014

Industry Knowledge

Helping you to develop your publishing career with job posts, training, courses and events

29/10/2020

COUNTER: Research on Release 5

The independent review commissioned by COUNTER is now available.

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.

29/06/2016

ALPSP Awards

ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing information and previous winners

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?'

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...

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.

02/11/2018

ALPSP Alert 258 November 2018 - Members only

This month's headines: EU approves VAT exemption on ebooks; PlanS discussions and explanations; STM 2018 report.

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.

06/09/2018

Renew Publishing Consultants publish findings of research projects: Discovery and Streaming Video

Renew Publishing Consultants have published the results of two large scale research projects, both of which are available on their website.

27/04/2018

Increasing Openness in Qualitative Research With QDR and Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press has partnered with the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) and Hypothesis to pioneer a new approach to making qualitative and multi-method research more transparent: Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI).

30/10/2017

Getting Research into Parliament

A new guide from Taylor & Francis, Sense about Science and POST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology)

15/12/2016

British Pharmacological Society honours contributions across pharmacology and related fields

The British Pharmacological Society has awarded Elizabeth Whelan, formerly at Wiley, an honorary fellowship for her service to their publishing. You can read the full release and list of other professionals honoured on the BPS website: https://www.bps.ac.uk/news-events/news/society-news

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.

11/10/2017

Knowledge E launches SciCloud

Knowledge E is pleased to introduce SciCloud - a new type of e-library enabling research organisations and research service providers to collaborate towards a more effective research ecosystem.

21/07/2017

New Jisc Report: Changing publishing ecologies: A landscape study of new university presses and academic-led publishing

This report, by Dr Janneke Adema and Graham Stone, benchmarks development of NUPs and ALPs and fills in knowledge gaps.

30/06/2017

Navigating Research: How academic users understand, discover and utilize reference resources

Oxford University Press has shared its research findings in this white paper

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...

An Update on Access to Research

Event (multiple dates) - Free webinar Date and time Thursday 6 April 2017, online at 14:00-15:00 BST (London); 15:00-16:00 Europe (CEST)*Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar at this time, you may register and receive a recording to view later. What is A2R & why listen in...

01/11/2015

OECD Databases

Details of access to the OECD Research and Development Databases for ALPSP members

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

14/10/2016

Wiley responds to winning the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

Wiley have released their response to winning the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing announced at the recent conference. “We are honored to receive this Innovation in Publishing award for Wiley ChemPlanner. The ChemPlanner team has worked diligently to bring computer-aided synthesis...

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...

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...

The PA and ALPSP hosted debate: Brexit, and the potential impact on Academic Publishing

Event (multiple dates) - Introduced by Audrey McCulloch, CEO of ALPSPRichard Mollet of The RELX Group chairs a conversation with Andy Robinson, Wiley, and Richard Fisher, academic  and policy correspondent UK Publishing is a world leader in scientific and scholarly research...

29/09/2016

ALPSP and The PA to host debate on Brexit and academic publishing at Frankfurt Book Fair

ALPSP and The PA are to host a debate on the impact of Brexit on academic publishing at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair. Thursday 20 October 2016, 10:30 to 11:00 am, Publishing Perspectives Stage, Hall 6.0, Frankfurt Book Fair. Audrey McCulloch, CEO of ALPSP will introduce a panel including...

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...

22/09/2016

Brexit Briefing - September 2016

Introduction In the referendum that took place in the UK on Thursday 23 June 2016, it was decided by a small majority the UK should leave the European Union. It is still uncertain what the medium or long-term implications will be. We will keep a close eye on developments and update you as and...

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...

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...

14/09/2016

ALPSP to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Conference in 2017 at the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in The Netherlands

14 September 2016 The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has today announced they will host the tenth anniversary of the annual conference at the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk, near Amsterdam in The Netherlands.  The three day event will take place...

14/09/2016

ALPSP to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Conference in 2017 at the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in The Netherlands

14 September 2016 The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has today announced they will host the tenth anniversary of the annual conference at the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk, near Amsterdam in The Netherlands.  The three day event will take place...

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...

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...

17/08/2016

China Passes Overseas NGO Management Law

Andrew Tein, Wiley This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Headline Since mid-2015, the Chinese government has been considering legislation that would potentially restrict the ability of learned and professional societies to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

17/11/2015

Exhibitions

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

10/05/2016

Public engagement in research: Taylor & Francis sponsor Vitae’s 2016 UK Three Minute Thesis competition

Taylor & Francis has announced that they will be the headline sponsor for this year’s Vitae national Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®), the largest national 3MT® competition in the world. Originally developed by The University of Queensland, 3MT® is a celebration...

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

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...

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.

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.

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...

18/11/2015

IPEM and IOP extend partnership to create book programme

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and IOP Publishing (IOP) joint press release For immediate release – 6 November 2015 The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have been journal-publishing partners for more than 40...

03/11/2015

ALPSP Alert 222 - November 2015

This issue includes updates on ARL and SHARE, Google Scholar indexing OA books, Outsell, peer review, Think Check Submit campaign, Wellcome strategy, Open Library of the Humanities, ORCID, Springer, copyright exceptions and open access.

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.

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

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...

01/01/2007

China and its Impact on Publishing Developments 2007

ALPSP Future Watch Committee White Paper 2

02/09/2013

Scholarly Journals Publishing Practice. Academic journal publishers' policies and practices in online publishing. Fourth survey 2013

This international survey, the fourth in this research series from ALPSP, was undertaken to establish current scholarly publishing practices and assess changes in practice and policy across the industry

01/10/2009

Survey of Librarians: Responding to the credit crunch - what now for librarians and libraries? 2009

Against the backdrop of the global economic downturn that began in the second half of 2008, and the impact that this had on public finances and on the volatility of the world's major currencies, ALPSP undertook a survey of librarians in mid-2009 to inform a panel discussion at the ALPSP...

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.

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.