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PA & INDUSTRY NEWS
value of UK publishing
A report commissioned by the PA from Frontier Economics on the
value of publishing, has revealed
that the publishing industry generates up to £7.8bn GVA for
the wider UK economy and supports more than 70,000 jobs in
direct, indirect and induced impact. The report, which was
published last week, has also shown that the publishing industry
is highly productive compared to the wider economy, with the GVA
per worker standing at £112,800, more than twice the national
average. Meanwhile 57% of total publishing turnover (2.9bn) comes
from export revenues, with 70% of these exports to countries
outside the EU.
Book Awards winners
Nick Clegg, Harriet Harman and Brendan Cox have been announced
the winners of the BA and PA's Parliamentary Book Awards, as
voted for by MPs and members of the House of Lords. Nick
Best Non-Fiction by a Parliamentarian for How to Stop Brexit
in which he explains how this ‘historic mistake’ can be reversed;
Harriet Harman has been awarded Best Memoir by a Parliamentarian
Woman’s Work, which spans the entire career of
Britain's longest-serving female MP; and Brendan Cox took
home Best Political Book by a Non-Parliamentarian for Jo Cox: More in
Common, an impassioned portrait of his late wife,
murdered MP, Jo Cox.
Over a third (37%) of UK-authored research articles were freely
available immediately on publication last year, research
published this week from University UK’s Open Access
Co-ordination Group has
shown. Meanwhile 53% of UK-authored articles were
available after 24 months. This puts the UK ahead of global
averages on open access publishing, where just 24% of research
was freely available in 2016 and 32% after 24 months. The
research also showed that the proportion of articles
published Gold Open Access has risen from 12% in 2012 to 30% in
2016, with the take-up in hybrid journals rising especially sharply.
More than half of UK articles in 2016 were published in hybrid
The PA is hosting an afternoon workshop led by expert Femi
Otitoju, Training Director of Challenge Consultancy, to provide
publishers with the knowledge and skills they need to minimise
the impact of unconscious bias on the way they make decisions.
uses real-life examples and interactive exercises to ensure the
participants develop practical strategies to reduce personal and
organisational unconscious bias. The workshop will take place on
22 February from 1pm to 4.30pm at the PA's offices. Tickets are
free for members or £75 + VAT for non-members. Email Eliza
for your discount code.
The PA has now published its mini market report on the
Kurdistan Region of Iraq, exclusive to PA members and GPI
subscribers. Please log in to view the report here.