Training

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ALPSP training is devised and delivered by publishers for publishers with direction from our industry Training Committee. We help organizations develop skilled, informed and motivated staff who are better able to deal with the rapidly changing landscape of scholarly and professional publishing. Delegates numbers are limited to ensure a hands-on experience and courses are updated in line with feedback. We use pre-course questionnaires and industry tutors so content is relevant, up-to-date and can be immediately applied back in the office. Our training is supported with comprehensive materials and further reading. Courses are suitable across different organization sizes and disciplines.

Level 1 Courses
Aimed at people who are new to their jobs or who have been in them for a short period of time. They are also excellent refreshers for people returning to publishing or changing disciplines.
Level 2 Courses
Suitable for delegates with some experience in publishing who are now looking to expand their skills.
Level 3 Courses 
Aimed at delegates with several years' experience in publishing in more specialist, senior or strategic roles.

Contact Melissa Marshall if you have any questions about selecting or booking a course.

If you are an ALPSP member, we can also run an in-company version of a course for delegates who cannot make the training date or location. Contact Amanda Whiting to discuss your requirements.

Thursday 09 June 2016

Effective Journals Marketing

Technology is changing, new business models are developing and new markets emerging – the journal publishing landscape is shifting. These new developments offer challenges for journals marketing. This course provides a strategic overview of this dynamic environment and how best to apply marketing techniques to achieve your journal’s objectives. The workshop will be highly interactive. more >

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Introduction to People Management for Publishing

The first step in people management is often reported as the most challenging. This course aims to give newly appointed managers and those in their first year of managing one or two staff the core knowledge and basic tools to make it a truly rewarding experience. The course will be highly interactive and give participants the opportunity to share experience with peers. Case studies, based on real publishing situations, will be used to develop understanding and skills in applying the tools that are introduced. Participants will also gain an insight into their own personal development priorities and how to achieve them. more >

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Understanding Copyright

Overview 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 >

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Fundamentals of Journals Finance

Can you make any sense of the financial information provided to you? What do all those financial terms mean? This course provides an essential and in-depth look at journal finances with an overview of profitability, revenue streams and expenses. It also examines emerging industry trends such as open access and the impact on journals financial management. This course is specifically for non-finance budget holders new to budget management or those looking to take on responsibility for journals finance. more >

Wednesday 06 July 2016

Licensing your Content

Overview Licensing content has rapidly become a key component of the academic publishing environment, but why is this needed and what are the practicalities? What are the key issues to be aware of and consider when negotiating a licence? This course will outline the development of licensing on various platforms including print and online (to include all mobile devices). It will cover current issues around open access and the use of Creative Commons licences, and demonstrate how it relates in reality to the growing range of licence arrangements that are now available for all content more >