How to apply
Applications are invited for any new development, product, service, launch or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. Submissions can relate to any part of the scholarly and professional publishing industry but must demonstrate excellence in terms of originality and innovation, significance and value to its community, utility and long-term viability. Applications must define clearly the benefits and advances they represent in their sector. The judges may make more than one award depending on the submissions received. The finalists will be showcased at the ALPSP Conference and the winners announced at the Awards Dinner on 14 September.
The closing date for applications is Friday 19 May.
After the closing date, the judging panel will review the submissions and draw up a shortlist who will be invited to give a 15-minute presentatin to the panel on 11 July. Each finalist will also be invited to give a 5 minute presentation to showcase their application at the ALPSP Conference..
In order for the panel to make a reasoned assessment, each application must include detail on the background, business model, resources, development, operation of the product and how you are measuring its success.
ALPSP may publish a list of submissions together with the statements of innovation. All other information within the applications will be treated in strictest confidence.
Please preface your application with a summary Statement of Innovation (maximum 100 words) outlining the key features which make the product innovative and demonstrate its value to the industry.
Supporting information should include detail on the following:
- What are the main features and functions of the product?
- What was the background and research behind its development or launch?
- What resources went into its creation?
- What makes it significant and innovative?
- What value does it offer, how is this measured?
- What is its business model and what is the scope for further expansion?
Please be sure to include the following in your application:
- Name of product
- Publisher or owner
- Date product launched
- Product website
- If a username and password is required to access the content, please supply details with your application.
- Full contact details of person submitting the application
There is no word limit for your application but we suggest a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 2000 words. Please aim to be concise and provide the key information necessary for the panel to judge it rather than providing unnecessary additional background material – less is more! If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to give a more detailed presentation to the judges on Tuesday 11 July. Where travel to London is not practical, this can be via a conference call.
Applications should be sent by email to Lesley Ogg. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19 May.
Please note that if you do not provide sufficient information about the innovation you are submitting, the panel will not be able to give due consideration to the application. If the publication or service is produced on behalf of another organization, the owner’s written permission for the submission to be made is required.
For further information please contact Lesley Ogg (email; +44 (0)1245 260571)
– See more at: https://www.alpsp.org/Awards#sthash.8tSGUfca.dpuf