Industry Events

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Wednesday 13 November 2019

An Introduction to Agile Project Management for Publishing

The focus of the course is to present the core philosophies behind successful Agile project management, brought to life by anecdotes, war stories, publishing case studies and robust discussion on the various techniques. The role of product owner will be briefly examined, with respect to stakeholder management and user story development. Delegates will work in small groups to practice the relevant concepts and learn how to avoid the common pitfalls. The course will allow team members embarking on a project to use a range of Agile techniques through practical exercises. more >

Wednesday 13 November 2019

ALPSP UKSG Joint Event: Shifting Power Centres in Scholarly Communications: Implications and future roles for libraries and publishers

The pace of change in our sector has accelerated - and that change has also become more wide-reaching. We are moving beyond the “fall out” from the digital revolution – and its implications for user behaviors, customer expectations, product formats and business models – into a much bigger shift, where established roles and accepted models are being questioned. more >

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Medical Editors annual short course

Wednesday 13 November to Friday 15 November 2019 more >

Tuesday 19 November 2019

ALPSP Networking: Transformative Agreements

A discussion and networking evening for ALPSP members on the experiences of publishers and consortia piloting transformative agreements, along with the views of society publishers who have chosen to partner with larger publishers. more >

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Understanding Copyright Online

This online course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice. Delegates will gain an understanding of the legal publishing landscape, and be able to make sense of their own organization’s contracts and licences. more >

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Challenges in the Scholarly Publishing Cycle 2019

Research Information & Info International, London UK more >

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers FULLY BOOKED

This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including acquisition and portfolio development. The course is built around case studies to allow participants to work on simulated scenarios in order to discuss and test ideas and strategies with their peers and the course facilitators. more >

Wednesday 27 November 2019

I Never Metadata I Didn't Like

Everyone involved in scholarly communications touches metadata at some point, even if you don’t call it that. Behind every manuscript submission, every link on the web, every platform launch plan, and every analytics dashboard - lies metadata. more >

Tuesday 03 December 2019

STM week 2019

3-5 December 2019, London, UK more >

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

Diversity and inclusion are not just issues of social justice, they also make good business sense. However, addressing them can seem daunting. This is a practical course to help you understand your legal and ethical obligations and implement a successful diversity and inclusion strategy in your workplace. Diversity and inclusion have never been higher on the news and social agenda than at present, and this course will help delegates understand what the law requires, and the practical steps they can take to improve inclusion. more >