Learned Publishing

LP 2016 coverLearned Publishing is available online to all ALPSP Members - If you work for an ALPSP member organization, please login to access all issues. For non-members, view archive issues and find out about subscribing to Learned Publishing via the Wiley Online Library.

Learned Publishing (0953-1513) is the journal of the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers, published in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing.  Download details about the journal and advertising here.

Latest Issue

Volume 31 No 1 January 2018

EDITORIAL: Making accessibility more accessible to publishers Lettie Conrad, North American Editor of Learned Publishing and Bill Kasdorf, Guest Editor , VP and Principal Consultant, Apex Content and Media Solutions USA
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Evaluating e-book platforms: Lessons from the e-book accessibility audit Alistair McNaught,Subject Specialist (Accessibility and Inclision), Jisc, Bristol UK, Ruth MacMullen, Scholarly Communications Licensing Manager, University of Sheffield, UK, Sue Smith and Vicky Dobson, Libraries and Learneing Innovation, Leeds Beckett University, UK
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Why accessibility is hard and how to make it easier: Lessons from publishers Bill Kasdorf, VP and Principal Consultant, Apex CoVantage, Content and Media Solutions, USA
CASE STUDY: Accessibility at JSTOR: From box-checking to a more inclusive and sustainable future Lauren Trimble, User Advocacy and Accessibility Specialist, User Services, ITHAKA, USA
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Benetech global literacy services: Working towards a ‘born accessible’ world Brad Turner, VP of Education, Benetech, USA
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Towards universal accessibility: The UK policy landscape and supporting technology Emma House, Deputy Chief Executive of the Publishers Association and Chair of the Accessibility Action Group, London, UK, Richard Orme, Chief Executive of the DAISY Consortium, Switzerland and Mark Bide, Consultant, London, UK
INDUSTRY UPDATE: An overview of content accessibility issues experienced by educational publishers Frank Bowes III, Executive Consultant, Tech for All, Inc., USA
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Making materials accessible to students in higher education institutes: Institutional obligations, methods of compliance, and recommendations for future action Jamie Axelrod, Director, Disability Resources, Northern Arizona University and President, Association on Higher Education and Disability, USA
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Publishing with accessibility standards from the inside out Medeleine Rothberg, National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH, USA
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Beyond the mandates: The far-reaching benefits of
multimedia accessibility
 Violaine Iglesias, Director of Business Development, GVPi, USA
CASE STUDY: CAL Download – an innovative approach to making books
more accessible
Jo Burges, Director, i-Publishing Consultants Ltd, UK
CASE STUDY: The secrets of failing better: Accessible publishing at SAGE. A case study Caroline Manis, SAGE Publishing, USA and Huw Alexander, SAGE Publishing, UK
CASE STUDY: The ScienceDirect accessibility journey: A case study T Giles, Elsevier Labs, USA
OPINION PIECE: How publishing has helped and hindered me: Experiences
and advice from a blind reader and publisher
George Abbott, Director of the American Foundation for the Blind Press, USA
OPINION PIECE: Do you have a broken link in your accessibility chain? George Kerscher, DAISY Consortium, USA
LIST OF REVIEWERS: Thanking our reviewers The Editors of Learned Publishing

About Learned Publishing

Read by publishers, librarians, academics and others working in publishing around the world Learned Publishing has a fully international authorship. Articles on all aspects of scholarly communication, from the author perspective to reviewing, technology, marketing and discoverability, new initiatives, readership, data, internationalization, and more, are included.

Promotion and dissemination of academic works has been a core publisher function for the last several hundred years of scholarly communications. As discussed in a recent Learned Publishing white paper, publishers are under more pressure than ever to reach readers beyond the traditional confines of journals and faculty tenure cycles. Read more about what Learned Publishing authors have been saying on the Reach & Impact of Research Articles Beyond the Academy

Occasional special issues are also produced including Peer Review in January 2016 and The University Press Redux in October 2016. Published quarterly in print, Learned Publishing is distributed to all ALPSP members with online access to SSP members. All articles are free to view after 24 months.

From January 2016 Learned Publishing has been published by Wiley in partnership with ALPSP. Accepted articles are available before issue selection via Early View. For article submission information, details on how to subscribe or advertising rates for the print edition, follow the menu options on the top right.

If you work for an ALPSP member organization, please login to access all issues.
For non-members, view archive issues and find out about subscribing to Learned Publishing via the Wiley Online Library.

Editorial Board and Associate Editors

The editorial team and Learned Publishing board are dedicated to making sure the content is relevant, up-to-date and high quality.

Editor-in-Chief: Pippa Smart editor@alpsp.org
North American Editor: Lettie Conrad US-editor@alpsp.org

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Associate Editors




Anthony Cond, Liverpool University Press
Sun Huh, Hallym University and Korean Council of Science Editors
Jenny Neophytou, Wiley
Charlie Rapple, Kudos
Adrian Stanley, Digital Science
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Peter Ashman, The BMJ
Alison Baverstock, Kingston University
Casey Busher, bepress
Todd Carpenter, NISO
Pierre de Villiers, AOSIS
Irene Hames, Editorial and Publishing Consultant
Farhad Handjani, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Tom Hill, Copyright Licensing New Zealand
Phill Jones, Digital Science Consultancy
Michael Jubb, Jubb Consulting
Bill Kasdorf, Apex Communications Ltd
Melinda Kenneway, TBI Communications
Rachel Kessler, ProQuest
Rachael Lammey, Crossref
Judy Luther, Informed Strategies
Monica McCormick, University of Delaware
Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP Chief Executive and Publisher
Ann Michael, SSP, Past President and President at Delta Think Inc
David Nicholas, CIBER
Shengli Ren, NSFC
Andrew Stammer, CSIRO
Xiaofeng Wang, Chinese Laser Press
Helen (YH) Zhang, Zhejiang University Press