Pippa Smart wins prestigious Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing

We are delighted to announce that Pippa Smart has been awarded the ALPSP award for contribution to scholarly publishing. The award recognizes an individual or organization who has made a major contribution to scholarly publishing. Jamie Humphrey, Chair of ALPSP and Head of Journals, Royal Society of Chemistry presented this year’s award on behalf of the Board of Directors at the ALPSP Annual Conference dinner held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, UK on 14 September 2023.

Pippa’s career has included a variety of roles from production through to journal development. She helped set up the ALPSP training programme, penned ALPSP Alert for ten years and served as Editor of Learned Publishing for seven during which time she transformed the journal.

Pippa was president of the European Association of Science Editors 2018-2020 and was instrumental in many initiatives at EASE over more than a decade: the EASE Science Editors’ Handbook, the EASE Editorial School for Journal Editors, numerous lectures, conference sessions and support for the Association through her work on Council.

Pippa was a Non Executive Director of Practical Action Publishing and a Director of the World Association of Medical Editors. During her time at INASP she was instrumental in developing African Journals Online and edited the INASP Handbook. Throughout her career, she has been a great advocate and facilitator of the sharing of best practice, policy and new developments in scholarly publishing – and always with a smile.

We send Pippa our warmest congratulations!