Past Events

If you missed an ALPSP seminar and would like to catch-up on what was covered, access to the slides and audio recordings for previous events are available to members here.

Thursday 19 November 2020

Brexit and beyond – implications for publishers

Free webinar for ALPSP Members (Online, 09:00 - 10.30 EST (New York), 14:00 - 15:30 GMT (UK), 15:00 - 16.30 CET (Central Europe) more >

Monday 16 November 2020

Fundamentals of Finance for Publishers - Virtual classroom - 16 & 17 November - FULLY BOOKED

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 >

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Understanding Copyright - Virtual classroom - 11 & 12 November

This 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 >

Monday 09 November 2020

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers - Virtual classroom - 9 & 10 November - 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 >

Monday 19 October 2020

An Introduction to Agile Project Management for Publishing - Virtual classroom 19 - 22 October - FULLY BOOKED

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 >

Thursday 08 October 2020

Plan S Price Transparency: publisher progress, customer prolepsis

Free webinar for ALPSP Members (Online, 09:00 - 10.30 EDT (New York), 14:00 - 15:30 BST (UK), 15:00 - 16.30 CEST (Central Europe) more >

Wednesday 07 October 2020

How Journals Work: A complete introduction Online Training

Developed from our most popular introductory course this online workshop is now available globally. We have amalgamated the previous 2 separate training courses into one interactive course over 2 sessions. In this workshop delegates will have interactive time with the tutor online as well as pre- and post- course work to prepare for and reflect on what has been discussed and 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 provides an introduction to context, job roles and the publication stages in scholarly publishing and 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. more >

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors - Virtual classroom - 30 Sept & 1 Oct - FULLY BOOKED

This course considers ways in which to develop and manage a commercially successful academic journal and book programme. Taking delegates step-by-step through the commissioning process, it aims to provide practical advice, relevant tips and techniques to commission and solicit successful content and titles – from market scanning and community development through to proposal management and eventual publication. It also considers appropriate financial forecasting models. more >

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Introduction to Journals Marketing - Virtual classroom - 23 & 24 September - FULLY BOOKED

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 >

Monday 21 September 2020

Selling in a Crisis: Introduction to sales management in scholarly publishing - Virtual classroom - 21 & 22 Sept

**SPECIAL EDITION** SELLING DURING A CRISIS This course will accelerate the learning of sales managers new to scholarly publishing who aim to build a revenue stream and customer-base by focusing on how to formulate and implement sales strategy for institutions, libraries, academics, and consortiums, appropriate to markets both domestic and international. ** Special Edition** There will be a strong focus on selling during a crisis with specific strategies on planning and execution during times of rapid change. more >

Tuesday 08 September 2020

Growing Successful Open Access Journals - Virtual classroom - 8 & 9 Sept - FULLY BOOKED

This course will equip participants with the tools to make a success of an Open Access journal or journal programme. We will do this by taking people through the complexities and challenges of Open Access, highlighting the ways in which OA publishing is deeply different to subscription publishing (and some ways that it is the same!). more >

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board - Virtual classroom - 14 & 15 July - FULLY BOOKED

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 01 July 2020

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact Online Training

Metrics and impact measurement have become an increasingly important part of the scholarly publishing and research landscape. This online course covers some of the ways publishers can measure impact and the associated metrics. It is divided between citation metrics, such as the Impact Factor and citation based analysis, and altmetrics looking at a range of tools such as altmetric.com, Impact Story and PlumX. The course also covers usage as a metric and various author and article level metrics such as the h-index. more >

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Effective Social Media for Scholarly Publishers - Virtual classroom

Social media now offers the opportunity to reach huge audiences around the globe, but how can publishers effectively harness these new tools to achieve their own objectives? This course will help you to integrate social media into the marketing communications and wider promotional plans of your organization, regardless of budget or size of publisher. It will include setting measurable objectives, practical tips on what works - and what doesn’t - for different platforms. more >

Thursday 18 June 2020

Introduction to People Management in Publishing - Virtual classroom

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 >