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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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 >

Wednesday 29 March 2017

FULLY REVISED A Marketer's Guide to Data Protection Compliance

The effective use of personal data for the purpose of communicating with customers lies at the heart of successful marketing strategies employed by publishers in the digital and global economy. However, compliance with the law in relation to personal data can feel like a minefield. With new tougher data protection laws in force next year, and the introduction of monetary penalties for breaches of legislation, it is essential that all marketeers have a fundamental understanding of personal data compliance. This course will provide a primer to the key considerations of how to use personal data lawfully in all marketing activities by giving an overview of the existing data protection laws, and explain what publishers can be doing now to ready themselves for the legal changes coming in early 2018. more >

Wednesday 05 April 2017

Introduction to Journals Marketing

An essential introduction to the changing and challenging role of promoting journals in today’s market, reflecting the sector’s increased emphasis on author and society relationships and on ‘input marketing’ – encouraging high quality and therefore marketable content. Delegates will discuss a variety of promotional channels and put their decision-making to the test by working on a case study. more >

Thursday 20 April 2017

How to Build a Data Driven Publishing Organization

Scholarly publishing is becoming more complicated and things are changing at an unprecedented rate. In order to keep ahead of, or at least up with, the curve, many publishers are turning to customer data and data about content to provide business intelligence and support decision making. So what does a data driven publishing organisation look like and why should you be one? This seminar will provide detailed information and case studies on how to apply data about users, subscribers, authors and institutions to drive decisions. Key insights will cover using data to inform what to publish, product development, user experience, sales and marketing, audience outreach and more. We will cover the types of data driven decisions that can be used by publishers of any size, including applications for small publishers that may not have the resources of a data department, addressing skill sets and expertise required to achieve the best results. This is also the opportunity to find out and learn from what other companies and vendors are doing outside scholarly publishing. more >

Monday 24 April 2017

NEW Introduction to Journals Publishing 2: An international primer

Developed from our most popular introductory course this online workshop is now available globally. Part two of this blended learning workshop will provide delegates with an understanding of what makes successful journal, finance and business models as well as the basics of copyright and IP. more >

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Effective Journal Editorial Management

This course introduces the common issues and tasks encountered in journal management. Considering various approaches to effective journal management and relationship building, it enables delegates to build on their skills to be more effective in meeting the day-to-day challenges of journal publishing, changing business models and editorial processes. The emphasis is on practical advice and guidance. more >

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact

Metrics and impact measurement have become an increasingly important part of the scholarly publishing and research landscape. This course covers some of the ways publishers can measure impact and the associated metrics. It is divided between citation metrics, such as the Impact Factor and citation based analysis, and altmetrics looking at a range of tools such as altmetric.com, Impact Story and PlumX. The course also covers usage as a metric and various author and article level metrics such as the h-index. There will be break-out sessions offering extensive hands-on use of the main citation databases and altmetric data – illustrating the types of analysis which can be derived from these data sources. more >