24:4 (2009:12) ALPSP Announces Winners of 2009 Awards

December 11, 2009 at 6:58 pm | Posted in ALPSP | Leave a comment

ALPSP Announces Winners of 2009 Awards

The winners of the 2009 awards were announced at the ALPSP International Conference Dinner on Thursday 10 September at the Oxford Belfry (www.alpspconference.org).

ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing

This was awarded by the Council of ALPSP to Bob Campbell of Wiley-Blackwell who, throughout his career, has been a fierce and passionate advocate of the publishing industry and the role and importance of society publishing.

ALPSP Award for Best New Journal 2009

The winner was Evolutionary Applications published by Wiley-Blackwell which has successfully targeted an emerging field and is exploiting the online environment and communities in its development.

The judges awarded a Highly Commended Certificate to Art in Translation published by Berg Publishers.  This online journal represents an ambitious project and offers an innovative resource for the Humanities sector.

Also shortlisted were: Clinical and Translational Science from John Wiley & Sons; and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces from the American Chemical Society.

ALPSP Award for Publishing Innovation 2009

The winner was PLoS ONE from the Public Library of Science. This combines the traditional values of the journal with innovative online features to create an inclusive and efficient publication channel. It is bold and successful and shaping the future of publishing.

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.  By providing the integration of journal articles with data, this project enhances the value of both current and future scholarship and is reconfiguring the publishing landscape for the archaeology.

Also shortlisted were: The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures from Semantico and Wiley-Blackwell; and Brain Navigator from Elsevier.

ALPSP Award for Best eBook Publisher 2009

The winner was Therapeutic Guidelines eTG complete as an excellent example of a small publisher doing something very ambitious and succeeding.

Also shortlisted were Palgrave Macmillan’s Palgrave Connect; and Taylor & Francis’ eBookstore http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/ and http://www.ebooksubscriptions.com/.

About the ALPSP Awards

ALPSP Award for PUBLISHING INNOVATION – in recognition of a truly innovative approach to any aspect of publication. Applications are judged on their originality and innovative qualities, together with their utility, benefit to their community and long term prospects. Any area of innovation is eligible – it could, for example, be a novel type of print or online publication or service, or even a radically different approach to a marketing campaign.

ALPSP Award for BEST NEW JOURNAL – open to any journal launched within the past 3 years. The judges consider four main aspects of the journal and its launch: market research, editorial strategy, marketing and commercial success. The journal should include a substantial number of peer reviewed articles.

ALPSP Award for BEST eBOOK PUBLISHER – open to all publishers of academic content made available in eBook format, this new award recognises enterprise and innovation in this increasingly important feature of scholarly publishing.

Panel of Judges for Award for Best New Journal and Award for Publishing Innovation

Hazel Woodward, University Librarian & Director of Cranfield Press (Chair)
Richard Gedye, Research Director, Oxford Journals
Geoffrey Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CrossRef
Ann Lawson, Publisher Relations Executive, EBSCO Information Services
Mark Ware, Director, Mark Ware Consulting
Hugh Look, Senior Consultant, Rightscom

Panel of Judges for Award for Best eBook Publisher

Sue Pandit, Dean of the School of Print and Publishing at the London College of Communications (Chair)
Linda Bennett, Gold Leaf Publishing Consultancy
Sarah Stamford, Project Manager, eBooks Cambridge
Irving Rockwood, Editor and Publisher, Choice, Association of College and Research Libraries, USA.


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