Learned Publishing

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About Learned Publishing

Learned Publishing (0953-1513) is the journal of the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers, published in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly 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 help everyone involved in the publication of scholarly information to make better decisions by providing evidence-based and authoritative information. We therefore look for articles which inform the publishing process, and will help all stakeholders improve efficiency, impact and equity in scholarly research communication.

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 and we have also published additional issues, such as the Redux issues following the University Press Redux conferences (October 2016 and September 2018).

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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



Mathias Astell, Hindawi, UK
Anthony Cond, Liverpool University Press, UK
Haseeb Irfanullah, Consultant, Bangladesh
Marie McVeigh, Clarivate, USA
Shengli Ren, Science in China Press, China 
François van Schalkwyk, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Charles Whalley, British Pharmacological Society, 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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Megan Ainsworth, Liverpool University Press, UK
Dr Alwaleed Alkhja, Qatar National Library, Qatar
Todd Carpenter, NISO, USA
Richard Delahunty, Taylor & Francis, UK
Wendy (Haijia) Ding, De Gruyter, China 
Laura Dormer, Future Science Group, UK
Chris Graf, Springer Nature, UK
Lisa Hinchcliffe, SSP and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Nathan Hollier, Melbourne University Publishing, Australia
Phill Jones, MoreBrains Consulting Cooperative, UK
Bill Kasdorf, Kasdorf & Associates, USA
Jihyun Kim, Ewha Womans University, Korea
Vivek Mehra, SAGE India, MD India
Ann Michael, AIP Publishing, USA 
Wayne Sime (ALPSP) Chief Executive ALPSP, UK
Anne Stone, TBI Communications, USA
Simone Taylor, AIP Publishing, USA
Sophie Robinson, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK 

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