Thursday 01 March 2018

Learned Publishing appoints inaugural Student Editor

1 March 2018 

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) are delighted to announce the creation of a new student editor position for the journal, Learned Publishing.

Serving as the inaugural student editor, Charlotte Mauti is a master’s student in publishing at Oxford Brookes University. Charlotte will work closely with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Pippa Smart, and North American Editor, Lettie Conrad, in support of our global editorial operations. This appointment marks an important step towards investment in the next generation of publishing professionals,

“Working directly with publishing students like Charlotte will both enrich our perspectives of today’s publishing industry and increase diversity within the voice of the journal itself – it's a great opportunity to learn from each other”, Pippa Smart, Editor-in-Chief (

"This new student editor role formalizes our ongoing connections with higher education and our community’s legacy of mentorship, apprenticeship, and investing in future generations of publishers", Lettie Conrad, North American Editor (

"This is an exciting opportunity I am looking forward to start. Peer review and editing have long been areas in publishing I’ve wanted to pursue.  Being a part of ALPSP's academic scholarly journal will allow me to share and develop new skills in publishing", Charlotte Mauti, Student Editor

Learned Publishing is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, and the student editor appointment is one of the developments introduced to celebrate this landmark. Featuring reports on innovations and new initiatives, original research and insights, as well as expert commentary, the journal provides a living record of the revolutionary changes that have rocked publishing. From the advent of digital publishing to disruptive new business models, the journal has always, and continues to, provide evidence that will help everyone involved in scholarly publishing improve practice and inspire innovation.

Learned Publishing is published by Wiley on behalf of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). It is published in association with the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).

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Notes for Editors 


The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the international membership trade body which works to support and represent not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content around the world.  Its membership also encompasses those that partner with and provide services to not-for-profit publishers.  ALPSP has over 300 members in 39 countries, who collectively publish over half the world’s total active journals as well books, databases and other products.

About SSP

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing — including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors.


Heidi Russell-Jones, Marketing and Communications Executive, ALPSP
Telephone: +44 (0)1727 812777


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