Industry Events

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Thursday 05 December 2019

ConTech 2019

5-6 December, London, UK more >

Wednesday 29 January 2020

PIDapalooza 2020

January 29 - 30 in Portugal more >

Thursday 06 February 2020

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct

A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic publishing. These can be caused by misbehaving authors (e.g. committing plagiarism or fraud), by abuse of editorial positions and also by conflicts between publishers’ and societies’ commercial interests and principles of editorial freedom and integrity. This course will cover how to detect and deal effectively with possible misconduct and show the importance of having sound ethical policies. While the principles and theories covered are applicable across most publication types, some issues covered will be particularly relevant to journals publishing. more >

Thursday 13 February 2020

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

This workshop provides an essential practical introduction to the business of developing journals in order to improve performance or meet strategic goals. The course is highly interactive and participants will undertake realistic exercises to familiarize themselves with methods of evaluating their current journal (or portfolio), identify areas where journal development is required, and implement plans for change. Although some familiarity with the scholarly publishing environment is required, part of the course will also involve discussion of the role of journals in today’s research environment and will consider what threats and opportunities exist for current publishing models. more >

Wednesday 04 March 2020

Creating an Inclusive Culture

Improving diversity and inclusivity can seem daunting, as the issues are so varied and best practice is not yet clear. But there are many steps you can take to start on this journey and begin creating an inclusive culture. This practical course will help you understand the benefits of a strong Diversity and Inclusion strategy, your legal and ethical obligations as a manager, and how to develop and implement a successful strategy going forward. Diversity and inclusion have never been higher on the news and social agenda than at present, and this course will help delegates understand how to take practical steps to improve inclusion. more >

Tuesday 10 March 2020

London Book Fair 2020

Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 March 2020, London Olympia more >

Tuesday 17 March 2020

2020 University Press Redux Conference

17-18 March 2020, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK more >

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Introduction to People Management in Publishing

Becoming a manager can be daunting for even the most accomplished people in publishing. Fortunately, management is a skill like any other that can be learnt and developed through self-awareness and practice. This course offers new and developing managers a framework and approach to help support the transition into management, along with plenty of practical tips and tools to help them master the essentials and build confidence. Throughout, delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences and to explore new ideas and techniques through practical exercises and case studies, all grounded in the context of real-world publishing. more >

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Introduction to Journals Publishing

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. more >

Thursday 30 April 2020

Introduction to Journals Marketing

An essential introduction to the changing and challenging role of promoting journals in today’s market, which starts by considering the context in which we are striving to get noticed, including competing with free online resources, declining academic library budgets, and the shift away from journals and on to articles. How does all of this impact on the marketing we should be doing? How do we engage with audiences with so many demands on the attention? We also discuss the sector’s increased emphasis on author and society relationships and on ‘input marketing’ – encouraging high quality submissions and therefore marketable content. more >

Tuesday 05 May 2020

Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board

One in three meetings are not nearly as productive as they could be, and only 50% of members actively contribute. Most editorial board meetings have broad agendas and try to cover everything, but very few decisions are actually made. This course will provide you with the essential practical skills to make your meetings highly effective, where everyone contributes and all necessary decisions are reached. more >

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Project Management for Publishing

Projects are vital for all publishing organizations to move forward and implement change. Everyone gets involved in them. They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving existing processes. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results. This course provides those managing projects as well as those working on them with a template and many supporting tools that can be applied to all projects, large or small, to help ensure successful outcomes. It has a strong emphasis on getting things right at the outset because this is where most problems with projects arise. The programme is highly practical and includes break-out sessions using real project scenarios provided by delegates as well as providing publishing case studies as examples of what works and what doesn’t. more >

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Licensing your Content

Content licensing is a key component of the online scholarly publishing environment. This course provides an overview of why licensing is needed, how it works in practice, and the key issues to consider when negotiating and agreeing licenses. It aims to give delegates a full understanding of the range of license arrangements that are available, and practical guidance in how to manage them. In addition to covering licensing for online content (with a focus on third-party licensing), we also review current issues in author licensing, particularly open access and Creative Commons, and discuss recent market trends (such as the EU Digital Single Market) that may impact licensing activity. more >

Wednesday 03 June 2020

Fundamentals of Finance for Publishers

Can you make any sense of the financial information provided to you? What do all those financial terms mean? This course provides an essential and in-depth look at finances with an overview of profitability, revenue streams and expenses. It also examines emerging industry trends such as open access and the impact on journals financial management. This course is specifically for non-finance budget holders new to budget management or those looking to take on responsibility for finance in publishing. more >