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Priorities & Positions

Learn about AAP’s advocacy for publishers at home and abroad and how it also benefits authors, readers and educators.

Priorities & Positions

Publishers are taking e-books beyond embedded links and searchable content to adaptive, interactive e-textbooks and learning platforms, integrated multimedia, and seamless social media features to connect readers to authors, new works and each other.
AAP advocates for enforcement of copyright, up-to-date copyright policies and increased market access in order to foster creative industries and expand U.S. publisher access in developing markets through new and existing free trade agreements.

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One popular method of distribution for professional and scholarly articles, open access, provides free access to digital research articles without cost to the reader. AAP and our members are working with researchers, librarians and funding bodies to find the right balance between making this high-quality content publicly available while also applying business models that sustain the investment necessary to produce and maintain it.

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One popular method of distribution for professional and scholarly articles, open access, provides free access to digital research articles without cost to the reader. AAP and our members are working with researchers, librarians and funding bodies to find the right balance between making this high-quality content publicly available while also applying business models that sustain the investment necessary to produce and maintain it.
AAP advocates for enforcement of copyright, up-to-date copyright policies and increased market access in order to foster creative industries and expand U.S. publisher access in developing markets through new and existing free trade agreements.
AAP actively advocates for robust First Amendment protections in the U.S. through legal engagement, anti-censorship activities and public education campaign.
AAP and our member publishers strive to provide equitable access to a high-quality educational materials for all students. To achieve this goal, publishers collaborate with schools and teachers in each state to develop rigorous and stimulating content that implements a variety of evolving education standards.
Publishers are taking e-books beyond embedded links and searchable content to adaptive, interactive e-textbooks and learning platforms, integrated multimedia, and seamless social media features to connect readers to authors, new works and each other.
Although the collaboration between authors and editors remains much the same whether a work is presented in print or digital, publishers are quickly evolving their production processes to embrace new technologies and delivery methods to expand access to books and journals.
Countries with inadequate copyright protection and unreliable copyright enforcement make it difficult to deter infringement and undermine legitimate efforts to provide high-quality works to global markets.
International copyright treaties recognize the importance of creativity and culture throughout the world and help to foster global norms that harmonize the various copyright laws of individual countries.
In today’s global, knowledge-based economy, literacy is essential. Providing easy access to books and promoting the joy of reading for pleasure from a young age is the mission of AAP’s numerous efforts, in cooperation with our member publishers, to support greater literacy.