Wednesday 03 April 2019

Effective Journal Editorial Management

Please contact to find out if this course is running in 2020. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact for details.


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

"Very good for learning practical techniques and tools to improve journals, and opportunity to share creative solutions and best practice with fellow colleagues.” Beth Edgar, Emerald Group Publishing

The course is a great overview of journal management and covers a good range of issues. Good comprehensive material. A useful guide.

Hannah Patrick, Cambridge University Press


Rebecca Marsh, Taylor & Francis

rebecca marshRebecca joined Routledge (Taylor & Francis) as a Senior Editor following the acquisition of Greenleaf Publishing in 2017, where she had served as the Publishing Director from 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 seven 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 Springer Nature.

Early bird rates for members - Book by 11 January 2019 

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Members early bird            £382.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Members full price             £425.00 (+ VAT where applicable) 
Non Members full price     £619.00 (+VAT where applicable
Academic rates are available, please contact

Venue: West One (De Vere), 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR, T: +44 (0)20 7034 9700 (map)
This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00.
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.
Any discounts will be applied at checkout.

*In order to take advantage of the early bird discount for ALPSP members, you must (i) make a booking by 11 January 2019 and (ii) be an ALPSP member on the date of the event. In the event that you cancel your membership prior to the event, you agree to pay ALPSP the difference between the discounted price and the full price for the event.


Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 03 Apr 2019
  • Wed 03 Apr 2019
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