Stay ahead of the curve with Elsevier, STM Association, ALPSP and SSP

When seeking guidance on the latest trends and movements in the STM publishing industry and society management, where can you turn? As your publishing partner, Elsevier is committed to providing you with the strategic advice you need to enable your publications to meet their full editorial and commercial potential.

But, did you know that there are other great industry organizations that can provide you with complementary guidance? Learn more about what these leading organizations have to offer:

The STM Association is the leading global trade association for academic and professional publishers. They seek to provide a means for collaboration and consensus. Members include learned societies, university presses, private companies, new starts and established organizations. Darrell W. Gunter, Director of Membership, STM, said, "Whether you are new to society publishing, or have spent your career in the industry, we are offering an opportunity for members to collaborate, build consensus and benefit from each other's experiences.  If you are a society publisher represented by an STM member publisher such as Elsevier, STM Association is offering a special membership opportunity. Membership offers briefings, guidelines and reports on copyright and legal issues, public affairs, online piracy, open access, licensing, permissions and much more. "

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the international membership trade body which works to support and represent not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content around the world.  Its membership also encompasses those that partner with and provide services to not-for-profit publishers. ALPSP has over 330 members in 40 countries, who collectively publish over half the world's total active journals as well as books, databases and other products. ALPSP's mission is to connect, inform, develop and represent the scholarly publishing community.

Suzanne Kavanagh, Director of Marketing and Membership Services said, "We have a particular focus on supporting learned societies and associations. Each organization faces a distinct set of issues and our aim is to provide them with the relevant support and information they help them deliver a successful publishing programme."

Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) – SSP is the community for everyone engaged in scholarly publishing, an organization where they find forward-thinking programs, important dialogues about the evolving scholarly system, and partners to share their expertise and progress. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing — including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP is committed to developing scholarly communications professionals for the future. Learn more about SSP member benefits here.

Elsevier's ability to monitor, predict, and respond to the changing publishing landscape will help you to achieve your long term goals. Collaborating with or joining other publishing-related groups such as STM Association, ALPSP or SSP, can also help you not only manage current issues, but plan for a rewarding and prosperous future.