ALPSP Awards

ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2017

The Finalists

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The judges have announced the shortlist for this year's awards. Download the Press Release here (pdf).

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The finalists will be showcased at the ALPSP Conference and the winners announced at the Awards Dinner on Thursday 14 September. The ALPSP Awards recognise and celebrate the best innovators in our industry at a time when scholarly publishing is changing rapidly.  

We were delighted to receive forty submissions this year and you may find details on the Conference website here.

The ALPSP awards are open to any new development, product, service, launch or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. The winners must demonstrate excellence in terms of originality and innovation, significance and value to the community, utility and long-term viability. The full terms and conditions for the awards are detailed here.

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Panel of judges

David Sommer, Product Director & Co-founder, Kudos (Chair); 
Andrew Barker, Associate Director, Library Services, Liverpool John Moores University; 
Lars Bjørnshauge, Managing Director, DOAJ; 
Astrid Engelen, Business Strategist, IOS Press;
Lorraine Estelle, Project Director, COUNTER;
Richard Gedye, Director of Outreach Programmes, STM;
Pam Harley, Senior Consultant, Clarke & Company;
Jane Harvell, Head of Library Academic Services & Special Collections, University of Sussex;
Robert Iannello, Sales and Marketing Manager for ARM Education Media;
John Shaw, Vice President, Publishing Technologies, SAGE Publishing;
David Smith, Head of Product Solutions, The IET

For further information please contact Lesley Ogg (email; +44 (0)1245 260571)

The 2017 ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing are sponsored by 

Logo-MPS-GIF MPS Limited is a leading provider of platforms and services for content development, production, and distribution. Over the 47 years of its dominant presence, MPS has established itself as a global leader in this space, collaborating with the world's leading publishers, platforms, and digital learning companies. Operating from multiple locations in India and the USA, MPS offers services across the author-to-reader value chain, with proficiency in integrating subject matter expertise with digital learning. For more information, visit us at