ALPSP Announces Finalists for Innovation in Publishing Awards

In an effort to highlight and promote innovations in the publishing industry, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) presents the ALPSP Awards annually. These awards recognize organizations that develop or launch innovative and transformative products, services, or projects that are relevant to scholarly publishing.


According to chair David Sommer, the APLSP awards panel judged over 40 high-quality applications. The applications are judged on the level of innovation and significance of the product development. Finally, the winner must “demonstrate excellence in…originality and innovation, significance and value to the community, utility, and long-term viability.”

 The finalists were recently announced and the following participants made it to the top:

  • INASP AuthorAid
  • Publons
  • Delta Think Open Access Data Analytics Tool
  • Springer Nature SharedIt
  • Escalex® (IFIS Publishing and Molecular Connections)
  • SourceData(EMBO)


These finalists will present their submissions to a panel of judges that comprises of consultants, librarians, publishers, and product developers. The  ALPSP award will be given to the product that is judged most innovative, significant, useful, and viable over the long-term application in the industry.

ALPSP 10th Annual Conference

This conference will take place between 13th -15th  September 2017 in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The winner will be announced at the Conference Awards Dinner on 14th  September. Attendees will get an opportunity to experience and share recent updates and information related to scholarly publishing. More importantly, the challenges that are faced by the publishing industry will be critically analyzed and discussed amongst experts.

These innovators represent the high-quality applications that have tried to address the need of reforms in the peer review process or change the landscape of open access publishing. As scholarly communication faces some of its greatest challenges to date, the ALPSP Awards recognize those who are helping the academic community with novel solutions.

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