Events & Training

ALPSP provides a full and varied series of events and training including seminars, webinars, training courses and the ALPSP Conference. We help members keep up-to-date on the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the scholarly publishing sector. A summary of forthcoming activity is below and you can filter by type using the menu. If you can't find what you need contact the team for help and advice.

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Tuesday 09 February 2016

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 >

Tuesday 23 February 2016

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 >

Thursday 25 February 2016

Publishing Business 101: Navigating contracts and "legalese" with confidence

This webinar is part of ALPSP's '101' series that is focused on early career professionals. The aim of the session will be to help you to understand legal language in a variety of contexts - licenses, vendor agreements, copyright - and prepare you to navigate contracts with confidence. Our experienced speakers have been selected to bring you both a legal and business perspective, and will discuss how publishing professionals must balance these imperatives. Among the topics to be addressed will be how to decode basic "legalese" and contract language, and tips on identifying what is and is not negotiable in a typical contract. more >

Tuesday 08 March 2016

Standing on the Digits of Giants: Research data, preservation and innovation

Access is not a one time event, it’s an ongoing process.This seminar will examine emerging trends in scholarly communication from the perspective of the publication and long-term access to the scholarly record. This includes outputs not traditionally included within the primary scientific canon such as metadata, software and research data. more >

Thursday 10 March 2016

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 16 March 2016

Data Protection: Compliance issues for publishers

Compliance with the law in relation to data can feel like a minefield. With the introduction of monetary penalties for breaches of legislation, and a new, tougher European data protection law on the horizon, it is essential that all publishers have a fundamental understanding of data compliance issues. In addition, awareness of guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office is required and the reputational and financial risks resulting from breaches of legislation should not be ignored. 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. more >

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Understanding eJournal Technology

This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind eJournal delivery. Technology has removed the barriers between production, editorial, marketing, sales, customer services and most importantly – the customers. 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 eJournals from publisher via library to the end-user. more >

Wednesday 23 March 2016

Recruitment and Career Trends: What you need to know and do about them

The current dynamic and innovative environment in scholarly publishing can make it difficult to remain well-positioned for future growth. This webinar will look at current hiring trends in the publishing sector, key traits and skills employers are looking for and how publishers balance the need for individuals with traditional skills with the need for acquiring the new skill sets required to seize the potential of new technologies. more >

Wednesday 20 April 2016

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 >

Wednesday 04 May 2016

Are you ready for the Researcher of the Future? Understanding the researcher experience

Authors and readers are changing and often there is a mismatch between what we think they are doing and reality. Staying one step ahead and anticipating the needs of the researcher of the future is the optimal position but often publishers are playing catch up. more >