A special open access issue of their journal Learned Publishing for the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is now available. The University Press Redux comprises articles arising from the conference of the same name held in March and hosted by Liverpool University Press. The issue represents some of the topics discussed by presses large, small, commercial, open access, library-based, UK, US and European at the conference. Articles represent the views of authors, funders, librarians and press publishers.
“The articles in this issue of Learned Publishing record a specific moment for university press publishing,” Says Anthony Cond, Managing Director of LUP and guest editor of the issue. “On one hand is the emergence of a swathe of new university presses probing new opportunities, while on the other established university presses are successfully fulfilling expectations that simultaneously continue to evolve through digital and open access models but in many other instances stay the same.”