Under the contract the company will publish the ALPSP journal, Learned Publishing from January 2016 through December 2020.
Membership of ALPSP is comprised of journal publishers, book publishers, learned societies and professional bodies, database publishers, university presses and intergovernmental organizations, as well as consultants, typesetters, software and platform vendors, printers and distributors. The ALPSP has more than 330 member organizations around the world including Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), New Phytologist Trust and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
“ALPSP is the largest international trade association for scholarly and professional publishers,” said Peter Ashman, BMJ Publishing Director and ALPSP Chair. “We have great respect for Wiley and look forward to working with them to facilitate a greater international reach and commercial success for the journal.”
Pippa Smart, Editor-in-Chief of Learned Publishing adds,“Wiley has a solid reputation for delivering comprehensive publishing services and we are delighted to have their wealth of knowledge supporting our journal, Learned Publishing.”
Learned Publishing is the official journal of the ALPSP and publishes on a quarterly basis. ALPSP members receive complimentary copies of this publication that focuses on issues of concern to the international learned publishing community.
Peer review will be the theme of the January 2016 issue, and member organizations are invited to submit case studies, original research, reviews, perspectives, opinions and all other information about how it can be improved, where it is going wrong, and any experiments that journals have undertaken.
"As the largest society publisher we are pleased to partner with ALPSP to advance its mission and extend the success of their prestigious international journal, Learned Publishing,” asserts Philip Carpenter, Executive Vice President, Research at Wiley.
About The Association of Learned and Profession Society Publishers (ALPSP)
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (alpsp.org) was formed in 1972 with 24 society members. Today ALPSP has over 330 institutional members in 40 countries, who collectively publish over half the world’s total active journals as well books, databases and other products. It is the largest international trade association for scholarly and professional publishers. ALPSP’s mission is to connect, inform, develop and represent the international scholarly and professional publishing community.
About Learned Publishing
Learned Publishing is a major international journal, packed with the latest ideas and informed opinion to help you maximize new opportunities. The journal publishes 6-7 informed, topical articles in each issue plus reports on major initiatives and developments in the industry from around the world. Editorials, peer-reviewed research and other articles, personal views and book reviews cover all the major issues facing the world of academic publishing today.
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in the areas of research, professional training and practice, and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, magazines, databases and websites. The Talent Solutions & Education Services segment provides services, technology, insights and content that support learners and institutional partners in business and higher education to improve effectiveness by developing knowledge and skills. In Knowledge and Learning, higher education institutions, faculty and students benefit from Wiley’s print and digital content, online program management services and course management tools.