Reports & Publications

ALPSP carries out occasional research studies on topics relevant to learned and professional publishing, to improve understanding by and of publishers. These reports and publications are available online free of charge to ALPSP Members. Login to access and download any of the reports.

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ALPSP is a founding member of the Publishing Research Consortium (PRC), a group of trade bodies and individual publishers, which supports global research into scholarly communication in order to provide unbiased data and objective analysis. Published reports are available free to download on the PRC website.

Friday 30 June 2017

Navigating Research: How academic users understand, discover and utilize reference resources

Oxford University Press has shared its research findings in this white paper read more

Friday 30 June 2017

The Reach & Impact of Research Articles Beyond the Academy

ALPSP and Wiley have produced a free White Paper on how publishers and editors can enable impartial inclusive outreach and publication. read more

Thursday 13 October 2016

ALPSP publishes special issue of Learned Publishing focusing on university presses

12 October 2016 The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has today announced the publication of a special open access issue of their journal Learned Publishing. The University Press Redux comprises articles arising... read more

Thursday 28 July 2016

Pay it Forward - a sustainable model of open access APCs report now available

We’re pleased to announce the availability of the final report of the Pay It Forward project, a joint research effort of the University of California at Davis and the California Digital Library to investigate a sustainable model of open acce... read more

Monday 04 January 2016

The potential effect of making journals free after a six month embargo

This report was prepared by Linda Bennett of Goldleaf for ALPSP and the Publishers Association, May 2012. It documents the results of a survey carried out to obtain information on how the acquisitions policies of libraries might be affected by an... read more