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Monday 24 April 2017

NEW Introduction to Journals Publishing ONLINE

Please contact Melissa Marshall to find out dates for 2018.

Why you should take this training.....See our blog on how this workshop has been developed.

Overview (Level 1)

Developed from our most popular introductory course this online workshop is now available globally. 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. The workshop also covers the fundamentals of marketing. It is relevant to all those new to journals publishing with up to one year's experience or those who have been out of this area for several years and are seeking a refresher.

See details of the complementary online workshop -  Introduction to Journals Publishing -  which is running  on 5 December 2017. Each workshop covers differerent introductory areas of scholarly publishing.

The course will comprise

  • Pre-course reading/exercises
  • Comprehensive delegate pack 
  • Pre-course questionnaire
  • One and a half hour interactive online workshop 
  • Post course exercises marked by our tutor
  • 48 hour email follow up with the tutor
  • Certificate on completion of all elements.

Course coverage

  • Marketing
  • Journals and membership associations
  • Measures of journal success (1) impact, (2) finance, (3) visibility
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Challenges, opportunities and initiatives - including archiving, relationships with libraries, developing country access, linking and quality standards.

What will you learn?

Understand what success criteria are applied to journals by learned societies, publishers, librarians and all in the scholarly communication environment;  have a greater awareness of journal finances in both open and subscription-based journals; comprehend why intellectual property rights are important; apply this knowledge to improve the quality of your work.


Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting

Pippa Smart 2014Pippa is a research, communication and publishing consultant, working for her own company, PSP Consulting. She has been in scholarly publishing for over 20 years, working for CAB International, Blackwell (Wiley) and Cambridge University Press. She then became Head of Publishing at INASP, directing initiatives to support research publishers within Africa, South East Asia and Latin America. She specializes in editorial strategies and copyright, and has developed many training courses as well as providing advisory services for journal publishers around the world. She is the editor/author of the monthly ALPSP Alert newsletter, and also the Editor-in-Chief of Learned Publishing.

Guest Speaker

Simon Linacre, Emerald Group Publishing

Simon LinacreSimon is Head of Business, Management & Economics Journals at Emerald with oversight of marketing, accounting, finance, economics and tourism subject areas. He has been with Emerald for 14 years with direct experience in journal acquisitions, open access publishing and new business development. His background is in journalism, and he has himself been published in academic journals on the topics of bibliometrics and knowledge transfer. He holds Masters degrees in Philosophy and International Business with global experience lecturing to researchers on publishing strategies. 

Members           £150.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Non Members   £250.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Academic          £165.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
This workshop includes a complimentary course pack
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 online workshop.  If you have any questions about this please email Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team.

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Mon 24 Apr 2017
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