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. 

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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 issue now online

Volume 33 No 1 Janaury 2020

EDITORIAL: Weathering changes and challenges to society publishing Lettie Y. Conrad North American Editor, USA, Peter Richardson Publishing Consultant, UK and Rebecca Rinehart, Maverick Publishing Specialists, USA
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The role of learned societies in national scholarly publishing Elina Late and Laura Korkeamäki, Tampere University, Finland, Janne Pölönen and Sami Syrjämäki, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, Finland
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: How society publishers can accelerate their transition to open access and align with Plan S Alicia Wise and Lorraine Estelle, Information Power Ltd, UK
ORGIGINAL ARTICLE: Building new societies: Insights and predictionsfrom the 5th Wiley Society Member Survey  Jonathan Roscoe, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Oxford, UK
INDUSTRY UPDATE: The journal publishing services agreement: A guide for societies Michael T. Clarke, Clarke & Esposito, USA
INDUSTRY UPDATE: A report on the future of independent and scholarlypublishing webinar by the Scholarly Kitchen Phill Jones, Double L Digital, Edinburgh, UK
CASE STUDY: Publishing at the British Institute of Radiology: A case study Sophia Anderton, Head of Publishing and Digital Learning, British Institute of Radiology, UK
CASE STUDY: Publishing perspectives from the British Ecological Society:Partnership, community, collaboration, and innovation Emilie Aimé, Erika L. Newton and Catherine Hill,  British Ecological Society, UK
CASE STUDY: GeoScienceWorld: A case study in non-profit collaborationto drive sustainability and growth for independent societies Marc Segers, Brett Rubinstein, Laura FitzGerald and Alix Vance, GeoScienceWorld, USA
OPINION PIECE: Society publishing: It’s all about the community you serve Edith Holmes, Executive Director/Publisher, JOSPT, USA
OPINION PIECE: Plan S, self-publishing, and addressing unreasonable risks ofsociety publishing Quan‐Hoang Vuong, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Social Research, Phenikaa University, Vietnam
OPINION PIECE: Why I value non-profit society scholarly publishing Richard Dodenhoff, Journals Director, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, USA
OPINION PIECE: Worth the effort: Why societies should make room for books Dana Compton, Editorial Director, and Angela Cochran, Managing Director and Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers, USA
OPINION PIECE: Towards sustainable open access: A society publisher’s principles and pilots for transition Malavika Legge, Director of Publishing, Biochemical Society & Portland Press, UK
LIST OF REVIEWERS Thanking our reviewers, 2019

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.
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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
Sun Huh, Hallym University and Korean Council of Science Editors, South Korea
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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