Representation & Policy

Scholarly publishing is changing. Join ALPSP and have your say.

World map colourful graphicALPSP works to represent the views of the scholarly publishing community, and not-for-profit publishers in particular, through a range of policy work. We monitor and assess the impact of public consultations and changes to law worldwide to assist our members in adapting to legislative changes and the wider political environment. Work in this area includes:

  • Summary briefings on key public consultations
  • Outlines of the latest policy developments and how they may affect members
  • Representation of the issues that not-for-profit publishers face to politicians and other stakeholder groups
  • Survey of members to gain input on areas of interest
  • Responses to public consultations on behalf of members.

Browse the latest policy updates below. Members can login to read in full.
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Monday 04 September 2017

Member Briefing: A guide to accessible publishing

For ALPSP Members only. Authors: Alistair McNaught / Sarah Hilderley. Digital workflows are a great gift to disabled people and, likewise, disabled people are great gift for digital publishing. But it doesn’t always seem that way, so let’s explore... read more

Tuesday 15 August 2017

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 7: August 2017

For ALPSP Members only. This issue includes updates on: UK-Scholarly Communications Licence and Policy; Marrakesh Treaty; US temporary copyright exceptions; Education Publishers Allege Follett Selling Counterfeit Books; Copyright in the Digit... read more

Sunday 13 August 2017

Meeting the demand for ebooks in Higher Education

ALPSP and IPL are organizing online focus groups for ALPSP Members to share and discuss the results of research on the current gap between supply and demand for ebooks in Higher Education institutions. read more

Wednesday 05 July 2017

More that unites us? Publishers Associations collaborate on Diversity

Audrey McCulloch reports in Research Information on the positive and enthusiastic discussions in Boston. read more

Wednesday 31 May 2017

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 6: June 2017

This issue includes updates on Copyright Law in Switzerland, GDPR, UK Digital Economy Act, German Copyright Law, Marrakesh Treaty, US Copyright, DMCA and Voluntary code of practice for creative industries and search engines. For ALPSP members only. read more