Friday 01 July 2016

ALPSP Awards 2016 Finalists announced

The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers is delighted to announce the shortlist for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2016. The finalists will showcase their products at the ALPSP Conference on Wednesday 14 September. The winners will then be announced at the Conference Awards Dinner on Thursday 15 September.

The Finalists

Chair of the judging panel, David Sommer, said:
‘We were delighted to receive more than forty submissions for this year’s Awards of incredible breadth and depth. After careful consideration, we have selected a shortlist which we believe includes some of the most significant products and projects which are challenging the norm in scholarly communications and helping to transform publishing.’

 Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive of ALPSP noted:
‘The ALPSP Awards allow us to celebrate the amazing creativity and innovation that abounds in scholarly publishing today. Each year they go from strength to strength and we can’t wait to see the shortlist in action at the conference in September.’

About the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

The ALPSP awards are open to any new development, product, service, launch or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. The winners must demonstrate excellence in terms of originality and innovation, significance and value to the community, utility and long-term viability.

Panel of Judges

David Sommer, Product Director & Co-founder Kudos (Chair);
Andrew Barker, Head of Academic Liaison, Special Collections & Archives, University of Liverpool Library; Lorraine Estelle, Project Director, COUNTER;
Richard Gedye, Director of Outreach Programmes, STM;
Jane Harvell, Head of Library Academic Services & Special Collections, University of Sussex;
Robert Iannello, Publishing Sales Manager, ICE Publishing;
John Shaw, Vice President, Publishing Technologies US, SAGE Publishing;
David Smith, Head of Product Solutions, The IET.

About the ALPSP Conference

The 2016 ALPSP International Conference will be held at the Park Inn London Heathrow, UK from 14-16 September. The conference is the ideal forum in which to discuss the challenges facing the industry and learn about new initiatives and developments. 

For further information, contact Lesley Ogg (; +44 (0)1245 260571;


Ginny Hendricks   02/07/2016 at 00:38

How exciting - thanks so much for shortlisting Crossref's Metadata API! People are doing lots of cool things with scholarly metadata these days but I also see we have some very tough competition. Very good luck everyone!

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