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Selling in a Crisis: Introduction to sales management in scholarly publishing - Virtual classroom - 21 & 22 Sept

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. Selling to libraries, academics and...

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...

Introduction to Sales Management in Scholarly Publishing: Selling to libraries, academics and institutions

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 will accelerate the learning of...

Introduction to Sales Management in Scholarly Publishing: Selling to libraries, academics and institutions

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 will accelerate the learning of...

Selling to Corporate Libraries

Event (multiple dates) - Please note booking has now closed for this webinar, but should you wish to be registered to receive a link to the recording after the event, please email susie.brown@alpsp.org Date and time Wednesday 22 May 2019. Online. 14:30-16:00 BST, 9:30-11:00 EDT...

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...

Masters in Publishing Webinar Series: From corporate social responsibility to sales and market development - Richard Gedye in conversation with Mark Ware

Event (multiple dates) - Booking for this event has now closed Date and time Thursday 27 October 2016, online at 11:00 - 12:30 EDT (New York) / 16:00 - 17:30 BST (London) / 17:00-18:30 CEST (Europe)* *Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar on this date and time, you may...

The Book Publisher’s Guide to the Galaxy: A discussion of different approaches to marketing, selling and distributing books worldwide

Event (multiple dates) - Booking for this event has now closed Date and time Thursday 22 September 2016, online at 11:00 - 12:30 EDT (New York) / 16:00 - 17:30 BST (London) / 17:00-18:30 CEST (Europe)* *Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar on this date and time, you may...

18/12/2017

Science Reviews 2000 joins ALPSP Collections and Aggregagent™

Science Reviews 2000 and ACCUCOMS have signed an agreement to include Science Reviews 2000 titles in the ALPSP Collections of Aggregagent.

06/10/2017

ACCUCOMS signs Wageningen Academic Publishers for Aggregagent™

ACCUCOMS and Wageningen Academic Publishers, an independent STM publisher in the field of Life Sciences, have signed an agreement to include seven journals in ACCUCOMS’ Aggregagent. With the addition of these titles, there are now 11 publishers within the ALPSP Collections in Aggregagent.

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...

26/09/2017

Berghahn Books joins the ALPSP Collections

ACCUCOMS and Berghahn Books have signed an agreement for the inclusion of Berghahn journals in ACCUCOMS' Aggregagent. The agreement encompasses eighteen journals in the fields of cultural studies and politics, which will be added to Aggregagent Collections and the ALPSP Collections.

07/09/2017

Edinburgh University Press joins the ALPSP Collections

Edinburgh University Press is the latest publisher to join the ALPSP Collections via ACCUCOMS’ Aggregagent. Edinburgh University Press, one of the leading university presses in the United Kingdom, publishes content in a range of subject areas across the humanities and social sciences.

05/09/2017

Policy Press journals join the ALPSP Collections

ACCUCOMS and Policy Press are pleased to announce the inclusion of journals from Policy Press in Aggregagent™ and the ALPSP Collections. Aggregagent currently holds more than 350 journals, that combine to publish more than 15,000 articles annually.

17/11/2016

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

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

Project Management for Publishing

Event (multiple dates) - Overview Projects are vital to all publishing organizations to move forward and implement change. Everyone gets involved in them. They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business...

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...

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...

14/10/2016

Eurospan appoints Ken Rhodes as Managing Director

Eurospan has announced they have appointed Ken Rhodes, formerly of NBN International and Bloomsbury, as Managing Director.  Read more in The Bookseller article. 

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...

27/09/2016

PLS launches enhanced permissions management services

Publishers to "save time and maximise revenues" from in-bound permissions requests PLS will be officially launching an enhanced suite of permissions management services at this years’ Frankfurt Book Fair. Many publishers waste time and lose revenues because their processes for managing...

26/08/2016

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

17/11/2015

Exhibitions

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

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

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.

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...

10/03/2002

Licensing E-book Rights

There are many ways for a publisher to take advantage of its book titles electronically. As with journals, a publisher may wish simply to host its books on its own website, or it may choose to make its books available more widely by licensing its content to aggregators. These third party hosting...

10/01/2002

Licensing Journal Electronic Rights to Aggregators

Publishers have numerous and varied routes for disseminating their journal content electronically. A publisher may wish to host its material just on its own server, or it may choose to make its material available more widely by making arrangements with other hosting organisations. These third...

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...

15/05/2014

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...

05/09/2013

Sunshine Act - September 2013

On February 1st. 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of the final rule implementing the Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests section of...

27/03/2013

First Sale Doctrine: Summary of Kirtsaeng Ruling - March 2013

On March 19, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (PDF), which was on appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. At issue was whether the First Sale Doctrine (Section 109(a) of the Copyright Act)...

18/11/2015

ALPSP welcomes Eurospan to membership

20 October 2015: We are delighted to welcome Eurospan Ltd as an Associate member of ALPSP. Eurospan are known to many of our members already as they provide marketing, sales and distribution agency for publishers from North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific.  Further information can be...

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...