Nine initiatives in scholarly publishing have been shortlisted for the 2015 Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Innovation in Publishing awards.
The candidates are: Bookmetrix, the newly launched book metrics platform from Altmetric and Springer; American Open Access service CHORUS; eLife's open-source reading tool eLife Lens; Impact Vizor, an initiative from Stanford University's electronic journal development and hosting service HighWire Press; JSTOR Daily, an online blog site tapping into the academic journals on digital library JSTOR; Kudos, the online toolkit for researchers; Overleaf, the online platform for scientific writing; RightFind XML for Mining from the Copyright Clearance Center; and the Xvolution board game from Thailand's National Science and Technology Development Agency. Xvolution is an edutainment board game, partly based on Thai paleontological specimens data.
The prizes are open in format; last year Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were chosen. This year's winners will be announced at the ALPSP conference awards dinner on 10th September.