The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) have announced a student editor position for their journal, Learned Publishing.
Charlotte Mauti, the inaugural student editor, is a master’s student in publishing at Oxford Brookes University. Mauti will work closely with the journal’s editor-in-chief, Pippa Smart, and North American editor, Lettie Conrad, in support of its global editorial operations.
This appointment marks an important step towards investment in the next generation of publishing professionals, say the two organisations.
Smart said: 'Working directly with publishing students like Charlotte will both enrich our perspectives of today’s publishing industry and increase diversity within the voice of the journal itself – it's a great opportunity to learn from each other.'
Conrad added: 'This student editor role formalises our ongoing connections with higher education and our community’s legacy of mentorship, apprenticeship, and investing in future generations of publishers.'
Learned Publishing is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, and the student editor appointment is one of the developments introduced to celebrate this landmark. Featuring reports on innovations and new initiatives, original research and insights, as well as expert commentary, the journal provides a record of changes within the publishing industry.
Mauti said: 'This is an exciting opportunity I am looking forward to start. Peer review and editing have long been areas in publishing I’ve wanted to pursue. Being a part of ALPSP's academic scholarly journal will allow me to share and develop new skills in publishing.'
Learned Publishing is published by Wiley on behalf of ALPSP and in association with the SSP.