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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Need funding for training and professional development?  

Grants are available to UK residents from Print Futures. Apply by April 30, 2017
You and your colleagues may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £1,500. This may be used on any ALPSP professional development and training event.  Check if you are eligible here

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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 06 April 2017

An Update on Access to Research

The Access to Research initiative gives public library users across the UK free access to over 15 million academic articles. Find out how the initiative came about, what the implications are for existing publishing business models, and why it is important for publishers to continue to get involved to further expand public access to academic content. 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

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 >

Tuesday 09 May 2017

Masters in Publishing Webinar Series: Building innovation in mission-driven organizations

In our latest Masters in Publishing webinar, Alison Mudditt, Director of University of California Press, will discuss how to build and maintain a culture of innovation within a mission-driven organization. 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 >

Thursday 11 May 2017

Project Management for Publishing

Projects are vital for all publishing organizations to move forward and implement change. Everyone gets involved in them. They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving existing processes. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results. This course provides those managing projects as well as those working on them with a template and many supporting tools that can be applied to all projects, large or small, to help ensure successful outcomes. It has a strong emphasis on getting things right at the outset because this is where most problems with projects arise. The programme is highly practical and includes break-out sessions using real project scenarios provided by delegates as well as providing publishing case studies as examples of what works and what doesn’t. more >

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Understanding Copyright

This course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice. Delegates will gain an understanding of the legal publishing landscape, and be able to make sense of their own organization’s contracts and licences. more >