The APA performs regular research and data collection to track and analyse the state of the industry.

This research helps us build knowledge about trends and provide insights to members for the improvement of their services.

Our regular research activity includes:

  • Industry performance benchmarks by sector
  • International pricing comparisons
  • Reading practices in Australia
  • The Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship

We are always on the lookout for new research of interest and welcome ideas for research collaboration. Get in touch with us via our contact page.

Members can browse the APA’s research reports, including those from our research partners.

Latest research related news

New study to understand accessible educational publishing

13 Apr 22

The Schools and Educational Publishers Committee (SEPC) of the APA has commissioned a study of how accessibility is implemented in the sector, with the first stage of research now underway.

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Impacts on Primary Educational Publishing

12 Apr 22

Editor Grace Reid researched the Impact of Digital Technologies and COVID-19 on Educational Publishers, and here shares an overview of her findings.

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Publishing Industry Workforce Survey launches

2 Mar 22

A research survey to provide data on the demographic make-up of the publishing industry workforce in Australia has been launched by the Australian Publishers Association and the University of Melbourne.

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