Representation & Policy

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ALPSP works to represent the views of the scholarly publishing community, and not-for-profit publishers in particular, through a range of policy work. We monitor and assess the impact of public consultations and changes to law worldwide to assist our members in adapting to legislative changes and the wider political environment.

Work in this area includes:

  • Summary briefings on key public consultations
  • Outlines of the latest policy developments and how they may affect members
  • Representation of the issues that not-for-profit publishers face to politicians and other stakeholder groups
  • Survey of members to gain input on areas of interest
  • Responses to public consultations on behalf of members.

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Thursday 02 March 2017

ALPSP Policy Bulletin: EU copyright special issue, February 2017

This bulletin comprises a detailed report of EU proposals for copyright modernization from the announcements made at the end of 2016. Prepared by Alex Hardy & Kostyatyn Lobov, Harbottle & Lewis LLP. Available to ALPSP members only. read more

Wednesday 01 March 2017

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 4: February 2017

Welcome to the first policy bulletin of 2017 for ALPSP members only, brought to you by our Copyright Committee and other contributors. This bulletin will bring you up to date on a range of policy related topics to let you know what has been happe... read more

Thursday 22 September 2016

Brexit Briefing - September 2016

Introduction In the referendum that took place in the UK on Thursday 23 June 2016, it was decided by a small majority the UK should leave the European Union. It is still uncertain what the medium or long-term implications will be. We will keep a... read more

Tuesday 06 September 2016

Wellcome Trust OA Publisher Requirements

The Wellcome Trust is today publishing its Open Access Requirements for Publishers. These have been in development since early in 2016, and a limited consultation directly with publishers was carried out by the Wellcome Trust. Link to press relea... read more

Friday 26 August 2016

ALPSP member briefing on the EU VAT consultation

Background Under current EU VAT rules, electronic publications must be taxed at the national standard rate, while for printed publications Member States are allowed to apply reduced or even super-reduced and zero VAT rates. The European Commissi... read more