Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers

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Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
AbbreviationALPSP
Formation1972
Legal statusA company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England and Wales
PurposeTo connect, inform, develop and represent the scholarly and professional publishing community and to be an advocate on behalf of the non-profit publishing sector
HeadquartersEgale1, 80 St Albans Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 1DL, UK
Membership
Nearly 300 members in 30 countries
Chief Executive
Wayne Sime
Websitewww.alpsp.org

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is an international trade association of non-profit publishers[1] created in 1972.[2] It is the largest association of scholarly and professional publishers in the world,[1] with nearly 300 members in 30 countries.[2]

ALPSP awards

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The ALPSP Awards recognise excellence and innovation in scholarly communications. The winners are announced at the ALPSP Conference.[3]

ALPSP is an inaugural signatory of the SDG Publishers Compact,[4][5][6] and has taken steps to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the publishing industry. These include creation of the University Press Redux Sustainability Award with Cambridge University Press in 2020.[7] The inaugural award was given to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for its SDG Pathfinder, an open-access digital discovery tool for finding content and data relating to the SDGs.[8][9] Also recognized were Taylor & Francis[8][10] and Bristol University Press.[8][11]

Learned Publishing

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Published in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), ALPSP publishes a peer reviewed quarterly journal called Learned Publishing, covering the field of scholarly publishing.[12] The journal is freely available to all members of ALPSP and SSP. The journal is published on behalf of ALPSP by Wiley. The journal is indexed and has an Impact Factor, and is considered to be of a high level and to offer stimulating insights on the evolution of digital publishing.[13]

The current Editor-in-Chief is Pippa Smart, and the North American Editor is Lettie Conrad.

Events

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ALPSP runs a series of events including training workshops, seminars, webinars and other events at various meetings, such as Frankfurt and London Book Fairs.[14] It runs a three-day annual conference that attracts several hundred participants from around the world.[15]

See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b Hames, Irene (2007). Peer review and manuscript management in scientific journals: guidelines for good practice. Wiley-Blackwell. p. Appendix III. ISBN 978-1-4051-3159-9.
  2. ^ a b "About us". ALPSP. Archived from the original on December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "ALPSP Awards". Archived from the original on 2015-12-11. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  4. ^ Martin, Rachel (10 December 2021). "Partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals". International Publishers Association. Retrieved 18 July 2023.
  5. ^ "SDG Publishers Compact Members". United Nations Sustainable Development. Retrieved 18 July 2023.
  6. ^ "SDG Publishers Compact". United Nations Sustainable Development. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
  7. ^ Irfanullah, Haseeb (20 February 2023). "How are Publishing Associations Leading the Way to Meet the SDGs?". The Scholarly Kitchen.
  8. ^ a b c "OECD Wins Inaugural University Press Redux Sustainability Award". Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. 27 July 2020.
  9. ^ "SDG Pathfinder". sdg-pathfinder.org.
  10. ^ "Sustainable Development Goals Online". Taylor & Francis.
  11. ^ "Policy Press". Policy Press and Bristol University Press.
  12. ^ "Learned Publishing". Archived from the original on December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  13. ^ Schuwer, Philippe. "Un périodique des plus stimulants". Persée (in French). Retrieved December 23, 2010.
  14. ^ "ALPSP Events". Archived from the original on December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  15. ^ "ALPSP Conference". Archived from the original on December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
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