ALPSP Impact and Innovation Awards 2024 finalists revealed

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ALPSP, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, has confirmed the finalists shortlisted for his year’s ALPSP Awards. The winners will be announced at the ALPSP Conference in September:

  • The ALPSP Impact Award, which recognises initiatives, projects, campaigns or collaborations demonstrating beneficial impact within scholarly publishing and communications.
  • The ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing, which celebrates any new development, product, service, launch or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication.

The Impact Award and Innovation in Publishing Award 2024 are sponsored by PA EDitorial.

The ALPSP Impact Award finalists for 2024: 

  • ·       The Forest of Biologists: a bio-positive publishing initiative from the Company of Biologists.
  • ·       JSTOR Access in Prison Initiative: providing access to the same library of academic journals and scholarly resources available to students on transitional college campuses.
  • ·       OJS (Open Journal Systems): removing barriers to scholarly publication for researchers worldwide.

The ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing finalists for 2024: 

  • ·       The Papermill Alarm: detecting signs of organised research fraud prior to peer-review.
  • ·       Morressier’s Integrity Manager: the best integrity tech in a single platform.
  • ·       Signals: providing researchers, institutions and publishers with the information they need to understand the trustworthiness and value of research articles.
  • ·       Research Organization Registry (ROR): free and open persistent identifier service for research organisations.

David Sommer, chair of the judging panel and co-founder at Kudos, commented: “It is always exciting to review the applications for these awards. This year there is a strong theme running through the awards submissions of research integrity and improving access to scholarly publishing.  After careful discussion, the panel has selected the shortlist for each award and we offer our congratulations to all the finalists.”

The ALPSP Annual Conference and Awards will be held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, UK and streamed online from 11 to 13 September 2024. All the finalists will be showcased on Wednesday 11 September at the conference with the winners announced at the dinner on Thursday 12 September.