Learned Publishing

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Edited By: Pippa Smart

Impact Factor: 1.053

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 39/86 (Information Science & Library Science)

Online ISSN: 1741-4857

Why publish with Learned Publishing

Why publish with Learned Publishing

Although blogging about your work/opinions may sound like an easier option, a published article carries greater credibility, grants you more reputational reward and ensures your work is archived for posterity. We are always looking for interesting articles – not only original research but also reviews of industry updates, case studies and opinion pieces – so do get in touch!

Promote and disseminate your work
Learned Publishing is the only journal specifically targeted at scholarly publishers and is read across the world. It is freely available to ALPSP and SSP members, providing a potential readership of many thousands, and also offers an open access option for even wider readership.

The journal is an ideal platform for disseminating the results of surveys and other research findings – ensuring their findings are archived as well as widely disseminated. It allows for informed reviews of new initiatives and current debates, and provides a home for case studies that inform and help to improve the practice of scholarly publishing.

The journal is owned by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and endorsed by SSP (the Society of Scholarly Publishers) –two pre-eminent associations representing scholarly publishers worldwide. According to a 2015 survey of ALPSP members it is considered a major member benefit. The journal is also widely indexed, including within Scopus and WoK and it has an Impact Factor.

Speed, support and quality
As developments happen quickly we aim to publish as fast as possible, making articles available via Wiley’s Early View after copyediting and typesetting. All articles undergo peer review to ensure quality and the editors work closely with authors to improve articles following review.

What we look for

• Is the article useful to scholarly publishers?
• Is the information new or is it an innovative synthesis of already-known information?
• Is the article well argued (clear, concise)?
• If the article reports original research is the methodology logical?
• Are the conclusions supported by the results and discussion?

Pre-submission enquiries
We welcome enquiries about future research projects, ideas for articles or thematic issue – please contact the editor, Pippa Smart (editor@alpsp.org) or the US Editor, Judy Luther (us-editor@alpsp.org)

“Thanks for handling this submission so rapidly, once again your journal offers excellent service to its authors.” Happy author, November 2015