The founding partners are The Publishers Association of the UK,
the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers,
and the International Association of Scientific, Technical &
Medical Publishers. Corresponding partners include The Association
of American University Presses and the Professional/ Scholarly Publishing
Division of the Association of American Publishers.
The work of the Publishing Research Consortium is coordinated by a Steering Group; a wider Advisory Group is called upon for consultation and advice. Research proposals are subject to peer review as appropriate, which in time may lead to the establishment of an Editorial Board. Funding is sourced on a project-by-project basis from the associations, from individual publishers, and from interested third parties.
The Publishers Association
The Publishers Association (PA) is the focal point where UK publishers
meet to identify and discuss the issues challenging their industry
and to develop the policies that will define the PA’s campaigns
aiming to support the trading environment for our industry. Our
activity includes promoting the role of publishing in scholarly
communication, textbook availability for students, high standards
of provision for university libraries, respect for copyright and
the need for effective management of digital rights.
The Association of Learned and
Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
represents the community of not-for-profit publishers and those
who work with them to disseminate academic and professional information.
ALPSP monitors national and international issues and represents
members' interests to the wider world. The Association offers an
extensive programme of education, training and development. ALPSP
has an informative website (www.alpsp.org) and also publishes a
quarterly journal, Learned Publishing and an electronic newsletter,
The International Association
of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM)
The International Association of Scientific Technical & Medical
Publishers(STM) is a broad organisation which includes large and
small companies, not-for-profit organisations and learned societies,
traditional primary and secondary publishers and new players. The
mission of STM is to create a platform for exchanging ideas and
information and to represent the interest of the STM publishing
community in the fields of copyright, technology developments, and
end user/library relations.
The Association of American University
The Association of American University Presses is an organization
of not-for-profit scholarly publishers. The Association's professional
development opportunities, cooperative programs, and information
resources help to facilitate member presses' creative and effective
scholarly communications. The Association represents its members'
interests to the public on a wide variety of national and international
publishing and scholarship issues.
Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers
Members of the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the
American Association of Publishers publish the vast majority of
materials used in the US by scholars and professionals in science,
medicine, technology, business, law, reference, social science and
the humanities and are worldwide disseminators, archivists, and
shapers of scientific research via print and electronic means. The
Division's 100-plus professional societies, commercial publishers
and university presses produce books, journals, computer software,
databases and electronic products.