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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.

Last year, Learned Publishing celebrated its 30th anniversary. Visit Learned Publishing at 30 to find out more.

April 2019 issue now online

Volume 32 No 2 April 2019

EDITORIAL: Journal development: Why and How? Pippa Smart, Editor in Chief, Learned Publishing
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Authorship order Gert Helgesson, Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics & Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and Stefan Eriksson, Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics, Uppsala University, Sweden
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Internationalization of China's English‐language academic journals: An overview and three approaches Jie Xu, Associate Professor, Jia Yun Wang, Postgraduate Student of Publishing Study,School of Information Management and Lihong Zhou, Professor, Wuhan University, China, Fen Liu, The Community of Caidian District, Wuhan, China
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Reflections on the international impact of Chinese STM journals Yuehong (Helen) Zhang and Hanfeng Lin, Journal of Zhejiang University‐Science A/B; Zhejiang University, China, Fang Bao and Jian Wu, Journal of Sport and Health Science, Shanghai University of Sport, China
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Peer review in the development of academic articles: Experiences of Finnish authors in the educational sciences Päivi Atjonen, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Sci‐Hub: The new and ultimate disruptor? View from the front David Nicholas and Jie Xu, School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China, Chérifa Boukacem‐Zeghmouri, Université de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France, Eti Herman, Information and Library Studies Programme, University of Haifa, Israel, David Clark, CIBER Research Ltd. UK, Abdullah Abrizah, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, Malaysia, Blanca Rodríguez‐Bravo, Biblioteconomía y Documentación, Universidad de Leon, Spain and Marzena Świgoń, Uniwersytet Warminsko‐Mazurski, Olsztyn, Poland
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Is Google Scholar useful for the evaluation of non‐English scientific journals? The case of Chinese journals Yang Zhang and Huilian Lun, School of Information Management, Sun Yat‐sen University, China  
RESEARCH ARTICLE: What does better peer review look like? Underlying principles and recommendations for better practice  Heidi Allen, Alexandra Cury, Chris Graf, Thomas Gaston,  Hannah Wakley and Michael Willis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Oxford, UK  
INDUSTRY UPDATE: What's happening with open annotation? Discoverability, engagement, community  Heather Staines, Director of Partnerships, Hypothesis, USA
OPINION PIECE: The debate over open access is missing the point Stuart Buck, Vice President of Research, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, USA
CASE STUDY: Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information's scholarly journal publishing: A case study Hea Lim Rhee, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Korea

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). 

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.

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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
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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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