The ALPSP International Conference

The ALPSP International Conference took place in London on 10th – 12th September 2014. Printondemand-WorldWide was  proud to be among the conference sponsors.

The highlights of the first day of the conference were the seven short presentations given by speakers from companies shortlisted for the ALPSP Innovation Awards. The purpose of the shorts session was to build up suspense prior to the Awards being made at the conference dinner on the following day.

The judges gave the Gold Award to Frontiers, the open science platform.  It was described as an ‘innovative application of social media to peer review brings authors and reviewers together in discussion which in turn leads to better content, speedier review process and increased transparency’. Among the many excellent activities that it promotes is a programme designed to interest children in science.

Silver was awarded to IOP e-books, from IOP Publishing.  The judges recognised the boldness of IOP’s reinvention of a core business, which sets digital and the user at the heart of its strategy.

JournalGuide, from Research Square, received the Bronze Award.  This tool helps authors to make an informed decision about the best journal for their research.  It is particularly beneficial to early career researchers and those working in regions where academic publishing is still developing.

Also shortlisted were: bioRxiv from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; Edifix, from Inera Inc; ReadCube Connect, from Labtiva Inc; and RightsLink for Open Access, from the Copyright Clearance Center.