Wednesday 22 April 2020

Introduction to Journals Publishing - Virtual Classroom

This course is now fully booked. Please email if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
Other introductory courses you may wish to consider are Understanding Copyright 17 June and How Journals Work: A complete introduction 7 & 20 October. These are all online training courses.

This training will be delivered in a virtual classroom

22 April, Online at 8:00-13:00 EDT (New York), 13:00-18:00 BST (UK), 14:00-19:00 CEST (Central Europe)


This is an essential introductory course covering the core aspects of journals publishing for those at the beginning of their careers or new to their current role. With a focus on practical understanding, it will provide delegates with a solid foundation and the confidence to discuss and engage with key issues across their own and related functions. Case studies and small group exercises will allow participants to explore the ideas presented and network with their peers.


  • 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 what a journal is, what a journal does, how they have evolved, and why they endure. The typical departmental structure, stakeholder roles and business models. Learn more about the processes and operations of a journal in both print and online environments, step-by-step, from submission to publication. Understand what is meant by the 'four pillars', 'OA', and 'impact'. Build some awareness of the contemporary journals publishing environment and debate (within the UK and globally), and the core threats and opportunities which face us as journals publishers.

Who should attend 

All those new to journals publishing with up to one year’s experience in role or with limited exposure to the business outside of core function or department. Particularly relevant to those working in editorial, production and marketing departments at assistant or associate level. Also relevant to those in the related departments such as administration, 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

"Thank you so much. It was a fab course and interesting to engage with wider academic publishing community." Eilidh Reid, Oxford University Press

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

"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


Jon Newbury, IET/UCL

Jon Newbury pictureWith over 10 years of industry experience, Jon has managed a diverse set of publications, portfolios and programmes spanning neurosciences, life sciences, medicine, the humanities, and most recently engineering. For several years, he has taught postgraduate modules within the Centre for Publishing at UCL primarily exploring scholarly communication, modes of contemporary journals publishing and open access. He holds degrees in English / History and Publishing.

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.

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Members                           £250.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Non Members                   £350.00 (+VAT where applicable)
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This training will be delivered in a virtual classroom. Helpful information for delegates attending here.
Contact: Melissa Marshall T: +44 (0)1622 871035 E: 

How to book
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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

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 22 Apr 2020
  • Wed 22 Apr 2020
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