Learned Publishing

LP 2016 coverLearned Publishing is available online to all ALPSP Members - If you work for an ALPSP member organization, please login to access all issues. 

For non-members, view archive issues and find out about subscribing to Learned Publishing via the Wiley Online Library.

Learned Publishing (0953-1513) is the journal of the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers, published in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing. 

In 2018, Learned Publishing celebrated its 30th anniversary. Visit Learned Publishing at 30 to find out more.

January 2021 - Resilience in research & scholarly communications

In this special issue, Learned Publishing authors and editors will address how this crisis is changing the way we work, how we plan, and where we invest. Find out more

About Learned Publishing

Learned Publishing publishes peer reviewed research, reviews, industry updates and opinions on all aspects of scholarly communication and publishing. Written by and published for everyone involved with scholarly and professional communications, our readership includes publishers, vendors, librarians, academics and researchers from around the world.

Our vision is that the journal will contribute to improved quality and effectiveness in scholarly publishing by providing a source of relevant and authoritative research and opinion.

We publish quarterly, with original research, case studies, industry updates and opinion pieces on all topics of relevance to anyone working in scholarly publishing. The January issue is dedicated to a specific theme (e.g. the future of scholarly publishing in January 2020), and we have also published additional issues, such as the Redux issues following the University Press Redux conferences (October 2016 and September 2018).

From January 2021, Learned Publishing will be available online only via Wiley Online Library. All employees at ALPSP member organizations can access via IP recognition (static IP only) or the ALPSP website. SSP members can access the journal via the SSP website portal.

Although we will be online only after 2020, Print On Demand will be available for anyone wishing to receive a printed version. By moving the journal to online only, we are  working towards our commitment to the SDG Publishers Compact initiative. All articles are free to view after 24 months

For article submission information, and details on how to subscribe follow the menu options on the top right.

If you work for an ALPSP member organization, please login to access all issues.
For non-members, view archive issues and find out about subscribing to Learned Publishing via the Wiley Online Library.

The journal is indexed in Web of Science and Scopus

Editorial Board and Associate Editors

The editorial team and Learned Publishing board are dedicated to making sure the content is relevant, up-to-date and high quality.

Editor-in-Chief: Pippa Smart editor@alpsp.org
North American Editor: Lettie Conrad us-editor@alpsp.org

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Associate Editors



Anthony Cond, Liverpool University Press, UK
Jenny Neophytou, Wiley, UK
Andrew Plume, Elsevier, UK
Adrian Stanley, Digital Science, USA
Early Career Editor Megan Ainsworth, Liverpool University Press, UK
Statistical Editors Kornelia Junge, Wiley, Germany
Xiaofeng Wang, Chinese Laser Press, China
Reviews Editors Tom Hill, Copyright Licensing New Zealand, NZ
Rachel Kessler, ProQuest, USA
Editorial Board















Rick Anderson, SSP, and Assoc Dean, Marriott Library, University of Utah USA
Casey Busher, bepress, USA
Todd Carpenter, NISO, USA
Chris Graf, Wiley, UK
Phill Jones, Double L Digital, UK
Bill Kasdorf, Kasdorf & Associates, USA 
Rachael Lammey, Crossref, UK
Judy Luther, Informed Strategies, USA
Monica McCormick, University of Delaware Library and Press, USA
Vivek Mehra, SAGE India, MD India
Ann Michael, Delta Think Inc. USA
Charlie Rapple, Kudos, UK
Shengli Ren, NSFC, China 
Wayne Sime (ALPSP) Chief Executive ALPSP, UK
Andrew Stammer, CSIRO, Australia
Anne Stone, TBI Communications, USA
Helen (YH) Zhang, Zhejiang University Press, China

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