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Thursday 30 June 2022

ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2022: Shortlist announced

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), is pleased to announce the shortlist for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2022.

Applications for the annual awards were open to any new development, product, service or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. The winners are asked to demonstrate excellence in terms of originality, innovation, value to the community, utility and long-term viability.  

The ALPSP Awards finalists for 2022 are: 

David Sommer, Chair of the judging panel, and co-founder at Kudos commented:   

“The judges were pleased to receive and review a range of applications this year.  The shortlist reflects the pace of change and innovation across all areas of scholarly publishing and communication. We thank everyone who made a submission and congratulate the finalists for being selected.”

Wayne Sime, Chief Executive of ALPSP, added:

“We thank the judging panel for their work in reviewing the submissions and look forward to hearing more about the finalists at the ALPSP Conference in September in Manchester.”

All the finalists will present their submissions to the judges in July. They will be also invited to showcase their innovation to industry peers at the ALPSP Awards session to be held on Wednesday 14 September at the ALPSP 2022 Conference. The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Thursday 15 September. 

Panel of Judges

David Sommer, Chief Product Officer & Co-founder, Kudos (Chair)
Andrew Barker, Director of Library Services and Learning Development, Lancaster University
Kivmars Bowling, Publications Director, SIAM
Iain Craig, Senior Director of Market & Publishing Analytics, Wiley
Richard Gedye, Scholarly and Professional Publishing Consultant
Athena Hoeppner, Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida
Robert Iannello, Senior Product Manager, ARM Education Media
Haseeb Md Irfanullah, Independent Consultant, Environment Climate Change & Research System
Andrea Powell, Director of Outreach and Publisher Coordinator for the Research4Life initiative
Louise Russell, Director, Tutton Russell Consulting
David Smith, Head of Technology Strategy, The IET

About ALPSP
ALPSP is the international trade association which supports and represents not-for-profit organizations that publish scholarly and professional content, and those that work with them. Membership of ALPSP is for the whole organization so all employees can take advantage of the benefits on offer. ALPSP is proud to have nearly 300 member organizations across 30 countries.

About the ALPSP Conference and Awards 2022 Conference
The ALPSP Conference 2022 will be held in Manchester UK from 14-16 September. The winners of the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing will be announced at the Awards Dinner. The conference provides a friendly forum in which to share information and knowledge, learn about new initiatives and engage in open discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

There will be plenty of time for networking - to make new contacts and renew old friendships.  Booking is now open via the ALPSP Conference website.

For further information, please email joe.mcmenamin@alpsp.org or lesley.ogg@alpsp.org or visit the awards page.

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