Wednesday 16 May 2018

Introduction to Journals Publishing: The role of journals and how to measure success

Please contact to find out if this course is running in 2019. 

Online Training


Online, 10:00 - 11:30 EST (New York), 15:00 - 16:30 BST (UK), 16:00 - 17:30 CEST (Central Europe) 


Developed from our most popular introductory course this online workshop is now available globally. This 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.

Linked online training option running on 5 December 2017 and 23 May 2018: Introduction to Journals Publishing: How journals work and the different roles involved in publishing them.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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.

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.


Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting

photo of Pippa SmartPippa 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.

Simon LinacreSimon Linacre, Emerald Group PublishingSimon 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. 

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

Early bird rates for members - Book by 16 February 2018

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Members early bird           £150.00 (+VAT where applicable)           
full price            £167.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Non members full price         £278.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Academic rates are available, please contact
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.  
NOTE: VAT is not applicable to Non-EU members. Under the regulation of the EU we do not charge VAT on services provided to VAT-registered businesses in other member countries. According to the reverse-charge regulation tax liability transfers to the recipient of services. Please contact Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team if you have any queries.


Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 16 May 2018
  • Wed 16 May 2018
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