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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.

This year, Learned Publishing celebrates its 30th anniversary. Visit Learned Publishing at 30 to find out more.

Call for Papers: Learned Publishing - January 2019
'Question Everything - the future of scholarly Publishing' - go here for further information

April 2018 issue 

Volume 31 No 2 April 2018

EDITORIAL: Question all assumptions: Learned Publishing at 30 Pippa Smart, Editor in Chief, Learned Publishing
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Mapping the scientific research on open data: A bibliometric review Yun Zhang and Shunbo Yuan, School of Business, Jiaxing University, China and Weina Hua, School of Information Management, Nanjing University, China
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Open access publications in sciences and social sciences: A comparative analysis Weishu Lui, School of Information Management and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China and Yanchao Li, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester University, UK
RESEARCH ARTICLE:  An evaluation of information behaviour studies through the Scholarly Capital Model Faramarz Soheili, Ali Akbar Khasseh, Afshin Mousavi Chelak, Department of Library and Information Science, Payame Noor University, Iran and Mohammad Tavakolizadeh-Ravari, Department of Library and Information Science, Payame Noor University,Iran and Department of Library and Information Science, Yazd University, Iran
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Contributing factors to long‐term citation count in marine and freshwater biology articles Joshua R Nash, Master of Professional Science Program, Rafael J Araujo and Geoffrey S Snideler, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, USA
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Why do authors publish in predatory journals? Serhat Kurt, Necmettin Erbakan University, School of Applied Sciences,Turkey
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Digital object identifier and its use in core Chinese academic journals: A Chinese perspective Wellang Wang, Bin You, Ping Zhang, Yifeng Chen, Journals Department of Chongqing University, China and Lvxiang Deng, Associate Professor, Editorial Office of Journal of Central South University, Central South University Press, China
CASE STUDY: Combining human input with machine learning: A case study Michael Upshall, Head of Business Development, UNSILO, Denmark
OPINION PIECE: The future of academic publishing: Revolution or evolution? Francis Dodds, Editorial Director, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK
OPINION PIECE: Some observations on the current state of book reviewing in the social sciences James Hartley, School of Psychology, Keele University, UK
OPINION PIECE: Putting an end to download‐and‐go: The website's role in a content marketing ecosystem Jacob Wilcock, Director of Publishing, Atypon, USA
OPINION PIECE: Time to stop talking about ‘predatory journals’ Stefan Erikson, Associate Professor, Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics, Uppsala University, Sweden and Gert Helgesson, Professor, Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

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 University Press Redux in October 2016, Discoverability in January 2017 and Accessability in January 2018. The theme for January 2019 will be: Question Everything: the future of scholarly publishing. 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, UK
Sun Huh, Hallym University and Korean Council of Science Editors, South Korea
Jenny Neophytou, Wiley, UK
Adrian Stanley, Digital Science, USA
Statistical Editors Kornelia Junge, Wiley, Germany
Xiaofeng Wang, Chinese Laser Press, China
Reviews Editors Tom Hill, Copyright Licensing New Zealand, NZ
Rachel Kessler, ProQuest, USA
Student Editor Charlotte Mauti, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Editorial Board

Rick Anderson, SSP, Past President and Assoc Dean, Marriott Library, University of Utah USA
Peter Ashman, The BMJ, UK
Casey Busher, bepress, USA
Todd Carpenter, NISO, USA
Phill Jones, Emerald Publishing Ltd, UK
Michael Jubb, Jubb Consulting, UK
Bill Kasdorf, Kasdorf & Associates, USA
Melinda Kenneway, Kudos, UK 
Rachael Lammey, Crossref, UK
Judy Luther, Informed Strategies, USA
Monica McCormick, University of Delaware Library and Press, USA
Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP Chief Executive and Publisher, UK
Vivek Mehra, SAGE India, MD India
Andrew Plume, Elsevier, UK
Charlie Rapple, Kudos, UK
Shengli Ren, NSFC, China
Andrew Stammer, CSIRO, Australia
Anne Stone, TBI Communications, USA
Helen (YH) Zhang, Zhejiang University Press, China

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