Publications and research

Our work is supported by a research programme which focuses on highlighting the contribution of the UK publishing industry.

We work with different organisations to deliver research reports on strategic areas of interest for the membership.

Recently, this has included working with economic consultancies, political think tanks and charity partners.

We submit responses to government consultations and select committee inquiries and prepare briefing documents on key issues for our members.

We also collate key industry statistics, including our Publishing Yearbook, and carry out an annual industry workforce survey.

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19 May 2020

The Publishers Association’s Annual General Meeting 2020

On Thursday 15th May, the Publishers Association’s Annual General Meeting took place online for the first time in the organisation’s 125-year history. 55 members from 30 member companies joined us for the event, which featured speeches from Chief Executive Stephen Lotinga, outgoing President Peter Phillips (Cambridge University Press) and incoming President Annie Callanan (Taylor &…

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15 May 2020

The Publishers Association’s Annual Report 2019

The Publishers Association’s Annual Report for 2019 demonstrates an excellent year for the association and its members. In addition to protecting the UK’s gold standard copyright framework, we continued to demonstrate the value of UK publishing to the nation’s economy, culture and society. In particular, our letter to the Chancellor signed by 90 MPs lay…

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05 March 2020

Maintaining a world-leading publishing sector

We are delighted that the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Publishing has now launched its latest report Maintaining a World Leading Publishing Sector. Our sincere thanks go to Andrew Lewer MBE MP, who has chaired this process and who has helped us navigate the delays caused by the General Election.

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24 January 2020

Diversity survey of the publishing workforce 2019

The 2019 survey, the third of its kind, is based on data from over 57 publishing companies of varying sizes across academic, education and consumer publishing. Data from a total of 12,702 employees was collected, an increase in survey size of 97.5% from 2018. The first survey results in 2017 were used as the basis…

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03 December 2019

Response to the UKRI Review of Open Access Policies

Evidence to Inform a Response to the UKRI Review of Open Access Policies: A report for the Publishers Association was written by Dr Michael Jubb in December 2019. Executive Summary The UK continues to show leadership in relation to Open Access. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is currently undertaking a review into its Open Access…

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