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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.

January 2019 issue now online

Volume 32 No 1 January 2019

EDITORIAL: Bring the facts, bust the myths Andrew Plume, Guest Editor, Learned Publishing
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Open access mythbusting: Testing two prevailing assumptions about the effects of open access adoption Dan Pollock, Silicon Guru Ltd, London, UK and Ann Michael, Delta Think Inc., Philadelphia, USA
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Is open access affordable? Why current models do not work and why we need internet-era transformation on of scholarly communications Toby Green, OECD Publishing, Paris, France
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Do we need to move from communication technology to user community? A new economic model of the journal as a club John Hartley and Ellie Rennie, Curtin University, Australia; Lucy Montgomery, Jason Potts, and Cameron Neylon, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Do Journal Administrators solve the reviewer assignment problem as well as editors? Consideration of reviewer rigour and timeliness Noel McGlinchey, Tom Hunter, Jack Bromley, Ruth Fisher and Thomas Gaston, Wiley, Content Review, Oxford UK, Anna Debiec-Waszak, Wiley Research Insights, Oxford, UK
RESEARCH ARTICLE: How prevalent are plagiarized submissions? Global survey of editors Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting, Oxford, UK and Thomas Gaston, Wiley, Oxford, UK
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Why do researchers decide to publish in questionable journals?
A review of the literature
Tove Faber Frandsen, University of Southern Denmark,
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Is the drive for reproducible science having a detrimental effect
on what is published?
Chris Drummond, Digital Technologies Research Centre, National Research Council, Canada
INDUSTRY UPDATE: How can we ensure visibility and diversity in research contributions? How the Contributor Role Taxonomy (CRediT) is helping the shift from authorship to contributorship  Liz Allen, F1000, London, UK, Alison O’Connell, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation, San Francisco, USA and Veronique Kiermer, Executive Editor, PLOS, San Francisco, USA
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Can we transform scholarly communication on with open source and
community-owned infrastructure?
Alison McGonagle-O’Connell and Kristen Ratan Collaborative Knowledge Foundation,USA 
INDISTRY UPDATE: Mythbusting AI: What is all the fuss about? Michael Upshall, Head of Business Development, UNSILO, Denmark
OPINION PIECE: Is the term ‘serials’ relevant any longer? Some thoughts on the matter… Eleanor I. Cook, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, USA and Regina Romano Reynolds, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., USA
OPINION PIECE: Does the early career ‘publish or perish’ myth represent an opportunity
for the publishing industry?
Gareth Dyke, Evolutionary Zoology, University of Debrecen, Hungary and The Charlesworth Group, UK
OPINION PIECE: The pursuit of publishing: Was a masters in publishing worthwhile? Charlotte Mauti, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
REVIEW: White paper: Paths to reference—how today’s students find and use
reference resources: Review
Rachel Kessler, PrpQuest LLC, USA
Thanking our reviewers  

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, Accessability in January 2018 and the University Press Redux in September 2018. The theme for January 2019 is: 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
Jenny Neophytou, Wiley, UK
Andrew Plume, Elsevier, 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
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
Chris Graf, Wiley, UK
Sun Huh, Hallym University and Korean Council of Science Editors, South Korea
Phill Jones, 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
Charlie Rapple, Kudos, UK
Shengli Ren, NSFC, China
Andrew Stammer, CSIRO, Australia
Anne Stone, TBI Communications, USA
Helen (YH) Zhang, Zhejiang University Press, China
Wayne Sime (ALPSP) Interim Chief Executive ALPSP, UK
Rick Anderson (SSP) Utah University Press, USA

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