Past Events

If you missed an ALPSP seminar and would like to catch-up on what was covered, access the slides and audio recordings for previous events here. 

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership

This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind online journal 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 technologies influence the delivery of journals from publisher via library to the end-user. more >

Wednesday 14 March 2018

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 group discussion of open access journals and will work through case studies to develop high level strategies for launching or converting open access journals including finances, operations, and sales and marketing. By the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of the key steps involved in establishing and maintaining open access journals, as well as an awareness of some of the key issues to navigate. more >

Wednesday 07 March 2018

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 13 February 2018

Marketing and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

A one hour webinar that will equip you with all you need to know about the forthcoming GDPR and how it will affect your marketing. more >

Wednesday 07 February 2018

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 >

Thursday 30 November 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Getting ready for May 2018

What you need to know about GDPR for May 2018 more >

Wednesday 08 November 2017

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct

A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic publishing. These can be caused by misbehaving authors (e.g. committing plagiarism or fraud), by abuse of editorial positions and also by conflicts between publishers’ and societies’ commercial interests and principles of editorial freedom and integrity. This course will cover how to detect and deal effectively with possible misconduct and show the importance of having sound ethical policies. While the principles and theories covered are applicable across most publication types, some issues covered will be particularly relevant to journals publishing. more >

Thursday 26 October 2017

Metadata & Discoverability 101 for Books

Do you have a well rounded discovery strategy for books? Is your content visible via the right discovery channels? Good quality metadata, adherence to standards and keeping up with the latest trends and developments are key to ensuring publishers' strategies in this area remain current and competitive. This webinar provides a practical overview of the critical components of a successful metadata/discoverability strategy for books. more >

Wednesday 04 October 2017

Disruption, Innovation and Creativity: How to generate and implement new ideas in scholarly publishing

The rate of innovation in scholarly publishing is accelerating. Researchers need new services for a changing environment and technology now provides a multitude of options to help. But where do you start, what should you do to respond and how can you successfully implement innovative new ideas within your company? This course will allow delegates to reflect on a changing publishing landscape and understand wider drivers of change. Participants will discuss how to scope out and identify what the community really needs, choose new tools and approaches to generate new ideas, understand how to validate these ideas with the audience, and engage with stakeholders and colleagues to build support for new innovations. Case studies and interactive exercises will demonstrate new agile ways to test assumptions, adapt and revise concepts allowing you to identify the best way to implement change and deliver successful new products. more >

Thursday 29 June 2017

What's New in Journal Metrics? CiteScore and more

In this webinar Chris James, Product Manager for Research Metrics and Ludo Waltman PhD, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University examine recent innovations in journal metrics and provide an overview of CiteScore metrics. more >

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Journal Financial Strategy for Non-Financial Managers

This course is essential for middle and senior publishing managers, who meet a multiplicity of financial problems in managing a journals portfolio. The workshop will introduce finance and accounting problems that managers face at senior level, and ensure they have the tools to deal with these effectively. more >

Thursday 25 May 2017

Bribery Prevention: Sales essentials webinar series

Companies must conduct their worldwide operations and activities in compliance with all applicable anti-bribery and corruption laws. Bribery laws prohibit payments or the giving of other advantages to third parties that are intended or likely to improperly influence their decision-making. This webinar will focus on what sort of standards and procedures need to be put in place to help comply with, and avoid, violations of these laws. more >

Tuesday 23 May 2017

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. We will use case studies, based on real publishing scenarios, to help you further your understanding, and you’ll get to apply the tools that you have learnt throughout the day. Participants will also gain an insight into their own personal development priorities and how to achieve them. 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 >

Monday 24 April 2017

NEW Introduction to Journals Publishing ONLINE

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 >