Wednesday 27 March 2019

Introduction to Journals Publishing

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 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.


  • Roles in journal publishing and types of publishers
  • Authors: why they publish, what they want, article types
  • Intellectual property
  • Publishing ethics
  • Subscriptions, licensing and consortia
  • Other means of access to content: open access, philanthropic arrangements, pay-per-view, membership models
  • Models of open access
  • Online journals: publisher sites, aggregators Print distribution, fulfilment and customer service
  • Marketing
  • Measures of success (citation metrics, altmetrics, financial performance)
  • Online archiving and repositories; libraries and pricing; the evolving journal.

What will you learn?

Understand the role of the editor and editorial office; know what happens to a paper after acceptance; understand how journal finances work; appreciate what goes into a journal marketing plan and how it is executed; understand the difference between the subscription and open access business model, and be aware of some of the threats and opportunities in the future for journal publishers.

Who should attend (Level 1)

All those new to journals publishing with up to one year’s experience. Particularly relevant to those working in editorial, production and marketing with job titles such as publishing/editorial assistant, assistant/associate editor, production assistant, assistant production editor, assistant marketing manager. Also relevant to those in the related departments of sales, subscriptions and customer service; as well as those who have been out of this area for several years and are seeking a refresher.

Delegate Comments

"Both Jon and Simon were really engaging and friendly. The whole day was informative and interesting. Highly recommended!" Rachel Winfield, OUP

"Having only worked in publishing for three months, this was a thorough, clear and succinct introduction. The presentation handout will, no doubt, become my bible.” Krysta Monopoli, Oxford University Press

"Very good for new starters in publishing." Matthew Hooson, Springer Healthcare

Reading list sent before the course was good to have. Excellent course that covered content, which is incredibly relevant to my industry. Presenters were engaging and knowledgeable.

Sophia Wheat, Wiley


Jon Newbury, University College London

Jon Newbury pictureJon recently joined the IET to manage the development of their regulatory and compliancy portfolio. He is tutor and principal lecturer for the academic and journals module as part of the MA in Publishing at UCL. His key experience and interest lies in open access, programme management, policy and development strategy. Jon has managed journals portfolios spanning neuroscience, life sciences, medicine, and the humanities for both institutional and commercial publishers. He holds a BA (Joint Hons.) in English and History and an MA in Publishing from UCL

Simon Linacre, Cabells

Simon LinacreSimon is currently Director of International Marketing & Development at Cabells having spent 15 years in publishing at Emerald, where he had direct experience in journal acquisitions, open access and business development. His background is in journalism and he has been published in academic journals on the topics of bibliometrics and knowledge transfer. He holds Masters degrees in Philosophy and International Business and has global experience lecturing to researchers on publishing strategies.

Early bird rates for members - Book by 4 January 2019*

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

Venue: Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5DG T: +44 (0)20 7766 0625 (map)
This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00.
 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 4 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

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