Reports & Publications

ALPSP carries out occasional research studies on topics relevant to learned and professional publishing, to improve understanding by and of publishers. These reports and publications are available online free of charge to ALPSP Members. Login to access and download any of the reports.

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ALPSP was a founding member of the Publishing Research Consortium (PRC), a group of trade bodies and individual publishers, which supports global research into scholarly communication in order to provide unbiased data and objective analysis. Published reports are available free to download on the PRC website.

Friday 29 November 2019

Enhanced COUNTER Release 5 Validation Tool

We have enhanced the COUNTER Release 5 Validation Tool, adding checks that were previously missing. We would encourage all content providers to test their reports again, because the improved tool can now identify additional issues. The upgraded Va... read more

Thursday 28 November 2019

ALPSP encourages membership to respond to cOAlition S Consultation on Transformative Journals

ALPSP hopes that cOalitionS will continue to listen to feedback from the community in formulating its final guidelines. read more

Thursday 12 September 2019

Independent report and transformative agreement toolkit launched to support Learned Society publishers' transition to immediate Open Access and align with Plan S

Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S (SPA OPS) Final Project Report read more

Friday 02 August 2019

OASPA webinar on Societies transitioning to OA - speaker summaries and takeways

Following on from the webinar on 23 July 2019, OASPA asked the speakers to summarise their talks and offer a few key takeaways. read more

Thursday 06 June 2019

Publication of the BIC Acquisitions & Divestments Best Practice Guidelines for Digital and Physical Products

We are delighted to announce the publication of the BIC Acquisitions & Divestments Best Practice Guidelines for Digital and Physical Products. These documents are designed to offer guidance and advice on Best Practice with regards to the com... read more