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Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers - Virtual classroom - 9 & 10 November - FULLY BOOKED

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out when this course is running next. It is available as a virtual in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. This course is now fully booked. Please...

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors - Virtual classroom - 30 Sept & 1 Oct - FULLY BOOKED

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out when this course is running next. It is available as a virtual in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details.This course is now fully booked. Please...

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2021. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview A wide range of ethical issues can arise in...

Effective Journal Editorial Management

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2020. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview This course introduces the common issues and...

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2021. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview This workshop provides an essential...

01/12/2008

When a Society Journal Changes Publisher

When a society journal moves from one publisher to another, a number of points need to be taken into account to ensure a smooth handover. Planning should commence as far ahead of the actual transfer as possible, to minimise disruption to subscribers. From the perspective of ALPSP members, the key...

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers FULLY BOOKED

Event (multiple dates) - THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Overview This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching...

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2020. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview This course considers ways in which to...

Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2020. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview One in three meetings are not nearly as...

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2020. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview This workshop provides an essential...

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2020. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview A wide range of ethical issues can arise in...

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors

Event (multiple dates) - Overview This course considers ways in which to develop and manage a commercially successful academic journal and book programme. Taking delegates step-by-step through the commissioning process, it aims to provide practical advice, relevant tips and techniques to...

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

Event (multiple dates) - This course will be running again in 2019. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview This workshop provides an essential practical introduction to the business of developing journals. The...

Effective Journal Editorial Management

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2019. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview This course introduces the common issues and...

Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2019. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview One in three meetings are not nearly as...

NEW Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact Melissa Marshall to find out if this course is running in 2018. If you are interested in running this in-house contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org - this option is available to ALPSP members only. Overview One in three meetings are...

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers

Event (multiple dates) - Overview This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including...

Effective Journal Editorial Management

Event (multiple dates) - The course was pitched exactly right and served to affirm much of what I currently do whilst providing great suggestions for improvement and development. A very useful booklet with additional material for reference and further reading. A resource that will sit on my...

Introduction to Journals Publishing

Event (multiple dates) - A fantastic course, whether you are new to publishing or have been working a few years - excellent and thorough. Fran Lee, BMJ This course will be running in 2018. Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org for dates. If you are interested in running this as an...

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

Event (multiple dates) - Probably one of the most useful courses I have done - excellent! I started off with almost no ideas for journal development and now I feel confident I can come up with an action plan. Susan Molony, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists This course will be...

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers

Event (multiple dates) - Overview This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including...

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors

Event (multiple dates) - It was so generous of you to share all of your tricks and secrets with the rest of us. I had no idea how to start commissioning, and now I feel like I have a plan and a lot more confidence. Nicole Edmondson, UCL IOE Press Overview This course considers ways in which...

15/12/2016

Glasstree Academic Publishing launches publishing platform for Academics, Libraries and Learned Societies

After more than twelve months of author consultation and intense development Glasstree Academic Publishing has launched its global online self-publishing platform. Glasstree’s core aims are to increase publication speed to market, put content owners back in control of their content, offer...

Academic Book Week event - Creating the Future of Academic Publishing: Strengthening the Research Ecosystem

Event (multiple dates) - Emerald would like to invite you to re-energise the debate around Impact, Innovation and Interdisciplinarity within academic publishing on Monday 23rd January 2017, as part of Academic Book Week. Creating the Future of Academic Publishing: Strengthening the Research...

17/11/2016

Useful Services: PLSclear - managing requests to reuse extracts of your titles

Most publishers do not have specialist staff to handle “permissions requests” - adhoc requests to copy extracts or quotes from your titles. This means handling permissions often becomes a frustrating and inefficient task, taking up time when you could be doing something else. This...

Project Management for Publishing

Event (multiple dates) - Overview Projects are vital to 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...

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors

Event (multiple dates) - This course will be running again in 2017. Please contact Melissa Marshall for dates. For in-house enquiries (members only), please contact Amanda Whiting.  Overview This course considers ways in which to develop and manage a commercially successful academic...

NEW Introduction to Journals Publishing 1: An international primer

Event (multiple dates) - This blended workshop is now full, however, Part Two is available to book on 24 April 2017 Date and time Thursday 17 November 2016, online at 3:00 - 4:30pm (UK), 7:00-8.30am (West Coast US), 10:00-11:30am (East Coast US), 4:00-5:30pm...

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

Event (multiple dates) - This course will be running again in 2017. Please contact Melissa Marshall for dates. For in-house enquiries (members only), please contact Amanda Whiting.  Overview This workshop provides an essential practical introduction to the business of developing...

27/09/2016

PLS launches enhanced permissions management services

Publishers to "save time and maximise revenues" from in-bound permissions requests PLS will be officially launching an enhanced suite of permissions management services at this years’ Frankfurt Book Fair. Many publishers waste time and lose revenues because their processes for managing...

26/09/2016

Hindawi and Editage announce partnership to provide English-language editing services

Hindawi and Editage today announced a new partnership that will provide English-language editing to authors wishing to submit to Hindawi publications. This partnership will result in Editage’s services being integrated into Hindawi’s submission process and provide a 10% discount to...

Introduction to Journals Publishing

Event (multiple dates) - Overview 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...

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers

Event (multiple dates) - Overview This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including...

29/05/2016

US funder public access plans

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 For those of you trying to keep track of US Funding Agency public access plans, CHORUS has gathered together a useful resource, which provides an at a glance comparison of requirements. It can be...

01/08/2016

ALPSP launches online workshop for those new to journals publishing

Blended learning online workshop will help train new entrants to scholarly publishing, wherever they are based. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, UK – 1 August 2016 The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has launched a new blended learning online workshop to...

**CANCELLED** Business Development Workshop: Scoping new markets

Event (multiple dates) - Has given clarity and structure to what can be a challenging process! Excellent and logical flow, exercises worked well. Rob Edwards, Emerald Group Publishing Overview The aim of this workshop is to guide management and business development staff through the required...

24/11/2015

ALPSP welcomes Veruscript into membership

We are delighted to welcome startup publisher Veruscript as an Associate member of ALPSP.

31/10/2015

ALPSP Alert 189 - February 2013

This issue of Alert includes news about book citation index growth, COPE guidelines on peer review ethics, JISC Open Citations and NFAIS / NISO code of practice for supplementary materials. There are updates on ebook lending, mathematical open access, PubReader for PMC and the Open Library of...

07/06/2004

Enabling Google to Index your Full Text

Many publishers are beginning to see the benefits of allowing Google to index their full text; usage figures can increase dramatically, and so can pay-per-view sales to non- subscribers. This article provides guidelines for setting up full text indexing for Google crawlers, while preserving your...

06/06/2004

Metadata: An Essential Web Writing Skill

Metadata is one of the most misunderstood aspects of content management and website design. Editors and writers tend to look at it as a technical issue. Technical people look for a software solution. Both are wrong. Metadata is a fundamental skill that web writers and editors must...

04/04/2004

Managing the Editorial Office

Whether it’s one assistant working with a journal editor in an academic department or a team of staff looking after a list of journals within the Secretariat of a Professional body, the editorial office is at the very heart of the publication process. Since each journal will have its own...

21/04/2002

Journal Title Changes

This article provides a brief guide to the issues a publisher should consider when thinking about changing a journal title. It was first published in April 2002 written by Sally Morris and Pippa Smart.

10/03/2002

Licensing E-book Rights

There are many ways for a publisher to take advantage of its book titles electronically. As with journals, a publisher may wish simply to host its books on its own website, or it may choose to make its books available more widely by licensing its content to aggregators. These third party hosting...

09/02/2002

The Society-Publisher Contract

Many major journals are owned by Learned Societies. They may publish themselves, or they may licence another society or a commercial publisher to publish on their behalf. Therefore, contracts between Societies & Publishers are very important. This articles provides an outline of the Key points...

25/11/2001

Licensing Business Models for eJournals

A potentially unlimited number of models could be used to price electronic licences – however, in practice the number of variables is limited. This advice note provides an overview of the key licensing business models for eJournals. It was written by Sally Morris in November 2001.

14/12/2014

Granting Permissions

Scholarly publishers will always be in receipt of requests from third parties who wish to reproduce their content. Ensuring such requests are handled effectively and efficiently will help keep workloads manageable, ensure the business has an accurate record of where its content has been licensed...

12/12/2014

Seeking Permissions

Obtaining permissions to use third party content can be a daunting experience. This article provides an overview of the process, considering when permission may be required and how permissions are sought and obtained. This information is provided for the guidance of ALPSP members and is not...

11/12/2014

Copyright in Scholarly Publications

Scholarly publications are made up of an array of copyright material and publishers should ensure that they have not only acquired the full spectrum of rights they will need in order to publish their books or journals successfully, but also to ensure they have good records of the rights they have...

08/12/2014

Copyright: An Overview

This advice note gives an overview of copyright in the UK and also contains a section highlighting the key differences in copyright protection between the UK and the US.    This information is provided for the guidance of ALPSP members and is not provision of legal advice.  Independent legal...

10/08/2014

Text and Data Mining - August 2014

Text and data mining is increasingly seen as a useful method of analyzing large volumes of unstructured documents, in order to support innovation and the development of new knowledge, but what does this mean in practice? This briefing is a follow up to P-D-R meetings on TDM

11/02/2006

Outsourcing Primary Journal Hosting

For a primary journal publisher, no matter how small or large, the decision about how to host your online publications is a crucial one. Increasingly, the online version of a journal is the user's version of preference, and today's readers and authors have high expectations in terms of...

01/04/2007

Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals

This comprehensive yet concise book provides a thorough and complete guide to every aspect of managing the peer review process for scientific journals. Until now, little information has been readily available on how this important facet of the journal publishing process should be conducted...

03/01/2000

Careers in Journal Publishing 2000

Journals are an interesting and satisfying area of publishing in which to make your career. This is a lively and fact-packed guide for those who are making career decisions or who are just about to embark on a career, and for people who want to develop their career further. It covers: Why...

03/10/2005

Online Submission and Peer Review Systems 2005

A review of currently available systems and the experiences of authors, referees, editors and publishers. This ALPSP report gives an objective account of the current state of play of online peer review systems. It provides a comprehensive overview of all the available online submission systems...