Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
|Motto||Shaping the Future of Learned and Professional Publishing|
|Legal status||A company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England and Wales|
|Purpose||To connect, train and inform the scholarly and professional publishing community and to be an advocate on behalf of the non-profit publishing sector|
|Headquarters||1-3 Ship Street,
West Sussex BN43 5DH UK
|over 360 members in 36 countries|
|Ian Russell |
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is an international trade association of non-profit publishers created in 1972 It is the largest association of scholarly and professional publishers in the world, claiming "more than 360 members in 36 countries". It was granted in 2004 the International Information Industry Award. The association has committees on copyright, marketing, professional education and training, and electronic developments. Recent work has included policies and practice in online publishing.
Winners of the 2012 awards were:
- Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing: CrossRef
- Award for Best New Journal: postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies
- Award for Publishing Innovation: Peerage of Science
Winners of the 2010 awards were:
- Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing: Richard Gedye
- Award for Best New Journal: BMJ Case Reports
- Award for Publishing Innovation: ChemSpider
- Award for Best eBook Publisher - best platform: CRCnetBASE
In collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing, ALPSP publishes a peer reviewed quarterly journal called Learned Publishing, covering the field of scholarly publishing. The Journal is considered to be of a high level and to offer stimulating insights on the evolution of digital publishing. As part of a finely balanced approach to open access, it launched in 2007 an open access option, whereby authors can choose to make the online version of their article freely available.
The current Editors are Alan Singleton and Diane Scott-Lichter.
In 2010 ALPSP entered a partnership with SWETS, a subscription service company, for the electronic distribution of 824 learned journals.
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