ALPSP Statements & Position Papers

ALPSP monitors national and international issues and represents the interests of members to the wider world. We are involved in representation of the scholarly publishing sector on a wide range of key issues, both national and international. ALPSP keeps a watching brief on all current matters relating to the business of scholarly publishing, and works with members to provide policy-makers and commentators with clear information on the likely impact of new policy initiatives. We carry out research and issue briefing documents and position statements on subjects of key concern.


SHERPA/FACT – more than 95% accurate
2 July 2015: Despite publisher concerns about the accuracy of information held on Sherpa/FACT (the Funders and Authors Compliance Tool), a recent study has found it to be more than 95% accurate, when checking publisher policies against funder mandates for open access.
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ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2015 - the finalists
2 July 2015: The finalists of this year's ALPSP Awards have been announced
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Sabia Morrison joins the ALPSP Events and Membership team
29 May 2015: We are pleased to welcome Sabia Morrison to the ALPSP team as Events and Membership Administrator
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Update on PLS Terms and Conditions
22 May 2015: The Publishers Licensing Society are currently in the process of updating their terms and conditions with all publishers signed up with them.
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ALPSP supports the "Pay It Forward" project
18 May 2015: ALPSP is supporting a project being run by The University of California, Davis and the California Digital Library (CDL) with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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ALPSP at the London Book Fair, 14-16 April 2015
21 April 2015: See what we were up to at the London Book Fair last week
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ALPSP response - Implementation of the Collective Rights Management Directive
30 March 2015: ALPSP has submitted a formal response to the government consulation
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Access all Areas: Global Trends in Research and Scholarly Publishing
18 February 2015: ALPSP announces new conference at London Book Fair
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Transfer Code of Practice to be maintained by NISO
13 February 2015: NISO and UKSG announce that the Transfer Code of Pratice is to be supported and maintained by NISO
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ALPSP appoints Pippa Smart as Editor of Learned Publishing
10 December 2014: Pippa Smart has been appointed Editor of ALPSP's journal Learned Publishing with immediate effect.
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