ALPSP announces award winners

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ALPSP announced the winners of its 2009 Awards at the ALPSP International Conference dinner in September.

The award for contribution to scholarly publishing was given to Bob Campbell of Wiley-Blackwell who, the ALPSP council agreed has, throughout his career, ‘been a fierce and passionate advocate of the publishing industry and the role and importance of society publishing.’

Wiley-Blackwell also picked up the award for best new journal with its Evolutionary Applications. The judges awarded a highly commended certificate in this category to Art in Translation published by Berg Publishers.

PLoS ONE from the Public Library of Science was given the ALPSP award for publishing innovation 2009 and a highly commended certificate was awarded to The LEAP exemplars, Internet Archaeology published by the Council for British Archaeology and hosted by the University of York.

The winner of the best e-book publisher award was Therapeutic Guidelines eTG complete. According to the judges this is ‘an excellent example of a small publisher doing something very ambitious and succeeding.’