Events & Training

ALPSP DevelopScholarly publishing is evolving: have you got the right skills and knowledge to thrive?

We help members keep up-to-date on the skills and knowledge required to be successful in scholarly publishing. We do this through a series of seminars, webinars, training courses and the ALPSP Conference. We also offer unlimited member-only discounts to all our events and training.

Our monthly Events and Training Bulletin includes details of all forthcoming ALPSP events. View the latest issue here and email info@alpsp.org to sign up.

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Tuesday 06 December 2016

How to Make Content More Discoverable Through SEO

If you’re in marketing or editorial and writing copy for your website, what can you do to help readers to find your products? You need to understand how to make search optimization work for you. This course focuses on the practical things you can do, explains how search engines work, and equips you with the tools to apply all you have learnt immediately. more >

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Developing Ethical Commercial Revenues in a Changing Publishing Landscape

This webinar will focus on key areas of change in the industry affecting ethical commercial sales. What are the issues that societies and publishers need to be aware of? What has changed? Where are the new opportunities for growth? more >

Monday 23 January 2017

Effective Management of Rights: Driving revenue and improving workflow

Rights management is an underappreciated part of publishing, yet it provides a key framework for revenue generation. Effective rights management can help a business identify areas for product development and sales growth, and enhance a business when it comes to an exit strategy or mergers and acquisitions. more >

Thursday 09 February 2017

Best Practices in Editor-in-Chief Recruitment

An effective editor-in-chief (EIC) is critical to sustaining and enhancing a journal's performance. But recruiting, selecting, and coaching new EICs is not always straightforward, with a range of practical, ethical, (and political) factors to consider. This webinar, the first in a two part series focusing on editors-in-chief and editorial boards, will focus on the key steps to recruiting new EICs. more >

Wednesday 22 February 2017

How to Build a Successful Open Access Books Programme

Scholarly book publishing is changing and changing fast. This one day seminar will examine the evolving landscape of open access book publishing, from the perspectives of publishers, librarians, authors and funders. It aims to offer practical information which will be relevant both to publishers just setting up OA book publishing and those who wish to develop their existing programme. more >

Thursday 23 February 2017

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

This workshop provides an essential practical introduction to the business of developing journals. The course is highly interactive and participants will undertake realistic exercises to familiarize themselves with methods of evaluating their current journal (or portfolio) and provide ideas on how they can introduce changes. Although familiarity with the scholarly publishing environment is required, part of the course will also involve discussion of the role of journals in today’s research environment and will consider what threats and opportunities exist for current publishing models. more >

Wednesday 01 March 2017

Introduction to Journals Publishing

This is an essential introductory course covering all aspects of journals publishing for those who are at the beginning of their careers. It covers everything from peer review to online delivery, and provides delegates with a clear understanding of how all the elements in this fast-moving area fit together. Tutors will draw on case studies from their own experience and across all disciplines. more >

Tuesday 07 March 2017

Best Practices in Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Review: How to evaluate and remediate Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board performance

What do you do when your highly rated Editor-in-Chief is not working out so well? What happens when your editorial board aren't up to standard? These scenarios can have a significant impact on the performance and rating of your journal, but can seem like an insurmountable problem to fix. more >

Thursday 09 March 2017

Developing Open Access and Hybrid Journals

The aim of this course is to introduce staff from all areas of journals publishing to the complexities and unique challenges of running an open access journal or journals programme. Delegates will participate in discussion of open access journals and experiment with financial modelling, enabling them to gain an understanding of the necessary steps to take when establishing and maintaining both full and hybrid open access journals. more >

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Understanding eJournal Technology

This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind eJournal delivery, and help delegates understand the challenges faced by libraries in providing readers with access to their journals. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve. Participants will learn how technology is used throughout the delivery of journals from publisher via library to the end-user. more >