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.

You may access recordings of Member webinars here.

Monday 27 September 2021

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors 27 & 28 September - FULLY BOOKED

This course considers ways in which to develop and manage a commercially successful academic journal and book programme, including how to adapt commissioning strategies following the COVID-19 outbreak. 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 and how to maximise resources available to us. more >

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Selling to Libraries, Academics and Institutions 21 - 23 September

**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. 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 07 September 2021

Publishers Going Agile 7 - 10 September

The “Agile” methodology is designed to optimize team performance by instilling three core principles: a shared sense of purpose, the autonomy to self-organize, and a passion for continuous improvement. With tools and techniques to enable fast and effective vision-setting, customer engagement, product development, prioritization, planning & forecasting, progress tracking & reporting, inter- and intra-team collaboration, and continuous improvement, Agile provides a lightweight yet comprehensive framework that can be adopted by new and established teams alike. Using state-of-the art digital technology to create a fully immersive, interactive and creative learning environment, Publishers Going Agile! demonstrates how we as publishers of all shapes and sizes can harness the power of digital to collaborate in fun, engaging and practical ways that bring out the best in global team working and get results that everyone can be proud of. Expect a high level of participation from the start! This course will be highly interactive. more >

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board 31 August and 1 September - 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 knowledge and skills to improve how your board operates, understand more about how to motivate your board members, and make your meetings highly effective, where everyone contributes and all necessary decisions are reached. more >

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Peerless Peer Review: Mastering the fundamentals 14 & 15 July

Many academic/scholarly publishers and societies have in-house editorial office staff who manage their peer review systems and processes (for journals, books and monographs, in both humanities and the sciences). This is an introductory course for anyone interested in finding out about the fundamentals of scholarly peer review and management of the peer review process. It offers a structured approach to this element of scholarly publishing by providing context, examining the mechanics of managing peer review, and exploring the changing peer-review landscape. more >

Monday 12 July 2021

Journal Financial Strategy for Non-financial Managers 12 & 13 July

This highly popular course is essential for middle and senior publishing managers, who meet a multiplicity of financial problems in managing a journals portfolio. The workshop will introduce finance and accounting problems that managers face at senior level, and ensure they have the tools to deal with these effectively. more >

Wednesday 07 July 2021

Understanding Copyright 7 & 8 July

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 21 June 2021

Effective Journal Editorial Management 21 & 22 June

This essential course introduces the common issues and tasks encountered in journal management. Considering various approaches to effective journal management and relationship building, it enables delegates to build on their skills to be more effective in meeting the day-to-day challenges of journal publishing, changing business models and editorial processes. The emphasis is on practical advice and guidance. more >

Tuesday 08 June 2021

Effective Social Media for Scholarly Publishers 8 & 9 June

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 >

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Growing Successful Open Access Journals 25 & 26 May

Are you involved in the day to day running of a journal or journal programme and need to deliver on your Open Access publishing strategy? Do you have editorial or production responsibility for implementing an OA programme? Do you need to inform your approach to OA from a practical perspective? This course will equip participants with the tools and insights to make a success of Open Access journals. It will take 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 11 May 2021

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact 11 & 12 May

Metrics and impact measurement have become an increasingly important part of the scholarly publishing and research landscape. This essential course covers the main ways in which 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, Impact Story and PlumX. The course also covers usage as a metric and various various author and article level metrics such as the h-index. more >

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Fundamentals of Finance for Publishers 28 & 29 April

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 is specifically for non-finance budget holders new to budget management or those looking to take on responsibility for finance in publishing. more >

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Introduction to People Management in Publishing 27 April & 4 May

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. more >

Tuesday 20 April 2021

Project Management for Publishing 20 & 21 April

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. more >

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct 30 & 31 March FULLY BOOKED

A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic publishing. This course will cover how to detect and deal effectively with possible misconduct and show the importance of having sound ethical policies. more >