Chinese Academy of Sciences,


Offering advice and consultancy services to the publishing and editorial community

Peer Review Week, 19-25 September 2016

See the Peer Review Week website to keep up to date with developments. Read the articles published in the themed issue of Learned Publishing.

About Pippa Smart

Pippa Smart is a research communication and publishing consultant, working for her own company, PSP Consulting. She has worked in academic and research publishing for almost 25 years for range of publishers, and in over 25 countries.

She provides a variety of consultancy services to publishers and editorial groups, including: advising publishers on the development of their publishing programmes, contract negotiation, developing and running training programmes independently and in conjunction with other organisations (mostly on editorial skills, journal business development and copyright), providing industry updates to companies and groups. Pippa Smart also writes a monthly newsletter on the publishing industry for the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) which is read by over 1000 publishers around the world. she is also the Editor-in-Chief of Learned Publishing and is a non-Executive Director of Practical Action Publishing.

To speak to Pippa Smart, please contact her.

Learned Publishing

Pippa Smart is the Editor-in-Chief of this journal, published by ALPSP. The journal covers all aspects of scholarly communication and publishing. Submissions are welcomed.

Science Editors' Handbook, 2nd Edition

Pippa Smart edited this book with Herve Maisonneuve and Arjan Polderman, published in September 2013. It comprises 56 chapters on different aspects of scholarly editing and publishing, and is available from the European Association of Science Editors (EASE).

Medical Editors course 2016

The next Medical Editors short course will take place 2-4th November 2016 in Oxford, UK. Other courses will be taking place throughout the year at the request of individual organisations.

Forthcoming workshops and events

ALPSP courses, on Journal Development in November, 2016

ALPSP Conference, London 14-16 September 2016 - I am chairing a session on peer review

ALPSP blended (online) learning course: Introduction to journals (international primer)


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