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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.  Download details about the journal and advertising here.

This year, Learned Publishing celebrates its 30th anniversary. Visit Learned Publishing at 30 to find out more. The University Press Redux: 2018 Special issue has now been released. Read the articles on the Wiley Online Library  site.

October 2018 issue 

Volume 31 No 4 October 2018

EDITORIAL: A sting in the tail? Pippa Smart, Editor in Chief, Learned Publishing
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Getting the best out of data for open access monograph presses: A case study of UCL Press Lucy MontgomeryCameron Neylon, Alkim Ozaygen and Tama Leaver, Curtin University, Australia
RESEARCH ARTICLE: French publishing attitudes in the open access era: The case of mathematics, biology, and computer science Chèrifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Thierry Lafouge and Pascal Bador, Université Lyon, France, Hans Dillaerts, Université Paul‐Valéry Montpellier, France and Aude Sauer-Avargues, Université Fédérale Toulouse, France
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Strategies for publishing in English journals: A study of the perceptions of Iranian scholars Mahmood Maniati, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran and Alireza Jalilifar, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Editorial challenges in a small scientific community: Study of Croatian editors Radovan Vrana, University of Zagreb, Croatia
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Contemporary drug advertising in leading US medical journals James R. Scott, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, USA, Mark Gibson, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA and Rebecca S. Benner, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, USA
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Early career experiences of navigating journal article publication: Lessons learned using an autoethnographic approach Margaret K. Merga, Curtin University, Australia, Shannon Mason, Nagasaki University, Japan and Julia Morris, Edith Cowan University, Australia
RESEARCH ARTICLE: An assessment of the accessibility of PDF versions of selected journal articles published in a WCAG 2.0 era (2014–2018)   Julius T Nganji, University of Toronto, Canada
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Alternative journal impact factors in open access publishing Jingfeng Xia and Megan P. Smith, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
OPINION PIECE: Measuring regional impact: The case for bigger data Camillo Lamanna and Steven Bruijns, University of Cape Town, South Africa
REVIEW: Whitepaper: Practical challenges for researchers in data sharing: Review Rachel Kessler, ProQuest, USA
REVIEW: Blockchain for research: Review Tom Hill, Copyright Licensing NZ, New Zealand
ALPSP Awards 2018 Award for Contribution  to Scholarly Publishing and Awards for Innovation in Publishing

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 in January 2016 and University Press Redux in October 2016, Discoverability in January 2017 and Accessability in January 2018. The theme for January 2019 will be: Question Everything: the future of scholarly publishing. 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
Sun Huh, Hallym University and Korean Council of Science Editors, South Korea
Jenny Neophytou, Wiley, UK
Adrian Stanley, Digital Science, USA
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
Student Editor Charlotte Mauti, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Editorial Board

Rick Anderson, SSP, and Assoc Dean, Marriott Library, University of Utah USA
Peter Ashman, The BMJ, UK
Casey Busher, bepress, USA
Todd Carpenter, NISO, USA
Phill Jones, Emerald Publishing Ltd, UK
Michael Jubb, Jubb Consulting, UK
Bill Kasdorf, Kasdorf & Associates, USA
Melinda Kenneway, Kudos, UK 
Rachael Lammey, Crossref, UK
Judy Luther, Informed Strategies, USA
Monica McCormick, University of Delaware Library and Press, USA
Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP Chief Executive and Publisher, UK
Vivek Mehra, SAGE India, MD India
Andrew Plume, Elsevier, UK
Charlie Rapple, Kudos, UK
Shengli Ren, NSFC, China
Andrew Stammer, CSIRO, Australia
Anne Stone, TBI Communications, USA
Helen (YH) Zhang, Zhejiang University Press, China

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