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.


Results of Publishers Licensing Society survey of text and data mining activity announced
13 August 2015: The Publishers Licensing Society recently conducted a survey of text and data mining activity to which ALPSP Members were invited to respond. A total of 111 unique responses were received and the results will be unlikely to surprise many of those involved in scholarly and professional publishing.
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The Wellcome Trust guide to developing policies for OA books
4 August 2015: UK-based research funder publishes a practical guide for publishers
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RCUK response to Burgess Review (UK)
31 July 2015: UK Research Councils respond to recommendations made following a review of implementation of their OA policy
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SAGE ALPSP Conference Travel Grant
20 July 2015: SAGE to sponsor a librarian place at the ALPSP Conference
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P-D-R Special Meeting on Authentication Technologies
8 July 2015: Publishers, vendors and IT experts meeting to discuss how to streamline access to content
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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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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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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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