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

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

January 2021 - Resilience in research & scholarly communications - Call for Papers 

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

July issue now online

Volume 33 No 3 July 2020

EDITORIAL: Publishing during pandemic: Innovation, collaboration, and change Pippa Smart, Editor in Chief, Learned Publishing
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: A global questionnaire survey of the scholarly communication attitudes and behaviours of early career researchers David Nicholas and Tatiana Polezhaeva,  Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia, Hamid R Jamali, Charles Sturt University, Australia,  Eti Herman and Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research Ltd, UK,  Abdullah Abrizah, University of Malaya, Malaysia,  Blanca Rodriguez, Universidad de León, Spain, Cherifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Université de Lyon, France, Jie Xu,  Wuhan University, China, Marzena Swigon, Uniwersytet Warmińsko‐Mazurski, Poland
ORGIGINAL ARTICLE: The changed – and changing – landscape of serials publishing: Review of the literature on emerging models Eti Herman, David Dicholson, John Akeroyd and Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research Ltd, UK , Gaelle Bequet, ISSN International Centre/CIEPS/Centro internacional del ISSN, France
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Measuring the scientific publications of double first‐class universities from mainland China Fangfang Wei, University of Jinan, China and Guijie Zhang, Shandong University of Finance and Economics, China 
ORGIGINAL ARTICLE: Chinese researchers' perceptions and use of open access journals: Results of an online questionnaire survey Jie Xu, Chen He, Zixian Wang and Wenhui Tang, Wuhan University, China,, Jing Su, Shaanxi Normal University, China, Yuanxiang Zeng, Sichuan University China, Fei Fang, Peking University, Beijing, China
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Normative drift and self‐correction in scholarly book publishing: The case of Makerere University François van Schalkwyk, University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Attitudes of researchers towards plagiarism: A study on a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Sumayyia D. Marar and Muaawia A. Hamza, Research Center, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Sharing research with academia and beyond: Insights from early career researchers in Australia and Japan Margaret Merga, Edith Cowan University, Australia and Shannon Mason, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Thousands of Australian academics on the editorial boards of journals run by predatory publishers Mike Downes, Australia
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Selling rights: Changes and challenges for rights professionals Clare Hodder, Rights2, UK
CASE STUDY: Collaborating for public access to scholarly publications: A case study of the partnership between the US Department of Energy and CHORUS H. Frederick Dylla, American Institute of Physics, USA,  Jeffrey Salmon, U.S. Department of Energy, USA
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Evaluation of untrustworthy journals: Transition from formal criteria to a complex view Jiří Kratochvíl, Lukáš Plch, Martin Sebera and Eva Koriťáková, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Factors influencing the choice of a publication venue in library and information science Jongwook Lee and Kiduk Yang, Kyungpook National University, South Korea Dong‐Geun Oh, Keimyung University, South Korea
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Token‐curated registry in a scholarly journal: Can blockchain support journal communities? Artyom Kosmarski and Nikolay Gordiychuk, State Academic University for the Humanities (GAUGN), Russia
INDUSTRY UPDATE: The Platform for Responsible Editorial Policies: An initiative to foster editorial transparency in scholarly publishing Serge P.J.M. Horbach, Wytske M. Hepkema and Willem Halffman, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
REVIEW: Four reports on the OA monograph: Review Tom Hill, Copyright Licensing NZ, New Zealand

About Learned Publishing

Read by publishers, librarians, academics and others working in publishing around the world Learned Publishing has a fully international authorship. Articles on all aspects of scholarly communication, from the author perspective to reviewing, technology, marketing and discoverability, new initiatives, readership, data, internationalization, and more, are included.

Promotion and dissemination of academic works has been a core publisher function for the last several hundred years of scholarly communications. As discussed in a recent Learned Publishing white paper, publishers are under more pressure than ever to reach readers beyond the traditional confines of journals and faculty tenure cycles. Read more about what Learned Publishing authors have been saying on the Reach & Impact of Research Articles Beyond the Academy

Occasional special issues are also produced including:  Peer Review (January 2016), University Press Redux (October 2016 and September 2018), Discoverability (January 2017), Accessibility (January 2018) and Question Everything: the future of scholarly publishing (January 2019). The Future of Scholarly Publishing (January 2020)

Published quarterly in print, Learned Publishing is distributed to all ALPSP members with online access to SSP members. All articles are free to view after 24 months.

From January 2016 Learned Publishing has been published by Wiley in partnership with ALPSP. Accepted articles are available before issue selection via Early View. For article submission information, details on how to subscribe or advertising rates for the print edition, 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.

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
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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, PLOS
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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