Past Events
Tuesday 25 April 2017

Effective Journal Editorial Management

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 desk!

Rosie Sheridan, Maney Publishing

Please contact Melissa Marshall to find out if this course is running in 2018. If you are interested in running this in-house contact - this option is available to ALPSP members only.


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.


  • What is effective editorial management? Journal development and quality improvement
  • Relationships with key stakeholders in journals publishing
  • Influencing skills and change management
  • Key business issues affecting managing editors and publishers.

What will you learn?

Understand stakeholders’ needs and consider ways to establish effective relationships; have an overview of techniques to manage and improve your journals; have gained advice on how to positively influence stakeholders and implement change; have a brief overview of the essentials of the publishing business and how they affect editorial processes and management, such as contracts, copyright and finance. Discuss experiences and share ideas with your peers.

Who should attend (Level 2)

This course is aimed at junior managing editors or equivalent editorial personnel, with one to two years’ experience. Staff newly appointed to these positions will also benefit provided they have some previous experience of publishing. It is not suitable for experienced managing editors or publishers with more managerial responsibility. The course tutors present content that is relevant to all subject disciplines. As the editorial role differs between organizations, a questionnaire will be circulated to attendees prior to the course.

Delegate Comments

"Excellent, useful content, practically structured and accessible." Luke Ruby, SAGE Publishing

"Really useful course covering many aspects and relevant discussions in publishing. Great opportunity to share common problems and tactics.” Buchi Okereafor, Royal Society Publishing


Rebecca Marsh, GSE Research Ltd/Greenleaf Publishing

rebecca marshRebecca joined GSE Research and Greenleaf Publishing as Publishing Director in 2014. She previously worked at Emerald Group Publishing. She started as a Publisher at Emerald in 1997, became Head of Editorial in 2003, Publishing Director in 2006 and Director of External Relations and Services in 2012. Prior to joining Emerald, she worked at Smith Settle Publishers and the British Journal of Radiology.

Ruth Doherty, Springer Nature

Ruth DohertyRuth is the Senior Managing Editor of both the British Dental Journal and BDJ Open, published on behalf of the British Dental Association by Springer Nature (previously Nature Publishing Group). She has been based at Springer Nature for the last five years developing the dentistry portfolio. Originally, Ruth was a chemist and she worked with the Royal Society of Chemistry in a variety of publishing roles (production, editorial and journal development) for five years before moving to NPG.

This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00.
Members           £372.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Non Members   £541.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Academic          £409.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Venue: West One (De Vere), 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR, T: +44 (0)871 222 4832 (Map)
Contact: Melissa Marshall  T: +44 (0)1622 871035 E:

How to book
Please note that you will need to log in to your account or register a new account to book a place on this training course. If you have any questions about this please email Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Tue 25 Apr 2017
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