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.

Tuesday 23 April 2019

COUNTER R5 Validation Tool

A preview of this tool is now available. You can use the tool to validate COUNTER Release 5 JSON or Tabular reports. read more

Tuesday 09 April 2019

NISO Publishes Updated Transfer Code of Practice

This NISO Recommended Practice provides voluntary guidelines for publishers to follow when transferring journal titles between parties to ensure that the journal content remains easily accessible by librarians and readers. read more

Tuesday 09 April 2019

UK Government publishes PIR

The Post Implementation Review (PIR) of the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013 has now been published by the UK Government. read more

Monday 11 March 2019

Towards transition strategies and business models for Society Publishers who wish to accelerate Open Access and Plan S

An initial discussion document from the Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) project read more

Thursday 07 March 2019

Natural Selection: Should journals become more like content curators?

Is content curation the future of academic publishing? Craig Nicholson considers the issues in his Publishing Focus article in Research Europe. read more