Publons and Springer Nature's SharedIt on ALPSP Innovations shortlist

Publons and Springer Nature's SharedIt on ALPSP Innovations shortlist

Publons, the global platform for researchers to share peer review acquired by Clarivate Analytics earlier this month, and Springer Nature’s content-sharing initiative SharedIt are both on the shortlist for The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2017.

Also shortlisted are the Delta Think Open Access Data Analytics Tool, which offers data-driven forecasts of the future direction and growth of the Open Access market, and an evaluation of the different OA business models; Escalex, the database for food regulations and compliance information developed by IFIS Publishing and Molecular Connections; INASP AuthorAid, the free global network that provides support, mentoring, resources and training for researchers in low and middle income countries; and SourceData from EMBO, a platform for researchers and publishers to make their papers discoverable based on their data content.  

Kudos co-founder David Sommer, chair of the judges, commented: “With over 40 submissions addressing a diverse range of areas from the peer review process, to funding analysis and accessibility issues for developing world authors, judging has been particularly tricky this year. We believe that the finalists we have selected are not only transformative but truly innovative for scholarly publishing in what they offer.”

The shortlisted ventures will present their submissions for further scrutiny to the panel of judges next month, and the winner will be announced at the ALPSP 10th anniversary conference in the Netherlands on 14th September.

The 11-strong judging panel includes STM's director of outreach programmes Richard Gedye and John Shaw, vice president for publishing technologies at SAGE. The awards are sponsored by MPS.