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Thursday 06 July 2017

ALPSP Alert No 242, July 2017

July's edition now available to ALPSP members only. It includes news about Sci-Hub and academic book piracy, ALPSP Conference, Wiley and T&F financial reports, different cost models, Blacklists, how researchers use social media and discovery tools... read more

Tuesday 06 June 2017

ALPSP Alert No 241 - June 2017

One of the most discussed items this month was the US budget, proposed by President Trump and suggesting that many of the main funding agencies will have severe budget cuts coming their way: other items include a international accord signed by rep... read more

Wednesday 03 May 2017

ALPSP Alert No 240 - May 2017

In this month's Alert read about Drastic cuts to Brazil's research budget, preprint growth, the US ‘Register of Copyrights’ Bill and much more .... read more

Tuesday 04 April 2017

ALPSP Alert No 239 - April 2017

In Alert this month: Gates announces publishing platform, EU hints it might follow; EU Court overturns reduced VAT on ebooks; DOI display guidelines have changed; ArXiv announces 2018-22 sustainability plan; eLife to upload preprints to BioRxiv; U... read more

Wednesday 08 March 2017

ALPSP Alert No 238 March 2017

It was a surprisingly busy month: a new marketing executive for ALPSP, implications for German publishers of the Vogel case, the AAAS announced that they would allow hybrid OA in a deal with the Gates Foundation, there is an update on preprint ser... read more

I always enjoy reading the Alert - it's my equivalent to the Times Higher Education Supplement - but for the publishing world!

Sally Hardy, Chief Executive, Regional Studies Association