Below are downloadable copies of the PA’s responses to recent Government consultations, Select Committee inquiries and other papers for 2016. Submissions from previous years can be located through the side bar.
Consultation on the Industrial Strategy Green Paper (18 April 2017)
The Publishers Association has responded to the Government's consultation on its Industrial Strategy Green Paper. The key recommendations to government are to ensure the UK retains maximum possible access to the EU single market after Brexit, maintain the current intellectual property framework and end the tax on knowledge.
Consultation on the Second Research Excellence Framework (10 March 2017)
The Publishers Association has responded to HEFCE's consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework. The response focuses on the proposal to give additional credit to institutions that go above and beyond current open access policy requirements
Research Integrity Inquiry (10 March 2017)
The Publishers Association submitted a response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into research integrity.
European Commission’s draft legislation to modernise the European copyright framework (9 December 2016)
The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the Intellectual Property Office's calls for views on the European Commission's draft legislation to modernise the European copyright framework.
The Impact of exiting the European Union on higher education (11 November 2016)
The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the House of Commons Education Select Committee inquiry on the impact of Brexit on higher education.
Brexit impact on creative industries, tourism and digital market (29 October 2016)
The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the creative industries.
House of Lords inquiry: UK-EU trade in non-financial services (including creative) (13 October 2016)
The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee inquiry, outlining the impact of Brexit on the publishing industry.
Inquiry into the Government's Industrial Strategy (30 September 2016)
The Publishers Association has submitted evidence into the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee inquiry into the Government's industrial strategy.
Leaving the EU: Implications and Opportunities for Science and Research (16 September 2016)
The Publishers Association has submitted evidence into two separate inquiries from the House of Lords and House of Commons Science and Technology Committees on the impact of Brexit on science and research.
Brexit: Implications for the UK Publishing Industry (6 September 2016)
The Publishers Association has published a manifesto outlining the publishing industry's priorities post-Brexit. Key things the manifesto calls the Government to do include keeping trade barriers with the EU to an absolute minimum and legislating to create stronger copyright rules.
Publishers Association Submission - Teaching Excellence Social Mobility Student Choice (20 May 2016)
The Publishers Association has given an overview of the role of publishers in higher education and how publishers can assist to reduce the burden of Research Excellence Framework exercises in response to a consultation on teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice by the Department of Business, Innovation and skills.
The Role of Hybrid Journals in Supporting Open Access (April 2016)
The Publishers Association has written a response to criticisms levelled at hybrid journals in a paper from Jisc, SCONUL, RLUK and ARMA on the open access journal market: Academic journal markets, their limitation and the consequences for a transition to Open Access: a thought piece.
PA submission to Science and Technology Select Committee Inquiry on Digital Skills (6 Jan 2016)
The Publishers Association has responded to an inquiry into the digital skills gap by the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee.