Past Events

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

Tuesday 08 October 2019

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership

Formerly Understanding EJournal Technology this course has been updated to reflect the needs of delegates. This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind online journal delivery, and help delegates understand the challenges faced by libraries in providing readers with access to their journals. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve. Participants will learn how technologies influence the delivery of journals from publisher via library to the end-user. more >

Wednesday 02 October 2019

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors

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 >

Monday 23 September 2019

ALPSP Networking: Communicating the Value of your Society Publishing Program

In the increasingly complex debate around mandates and business models, how do societies ensure that the value and quality of society publishing is not lost in the noise? more >

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Effective Social Media for Scholarly Publishers

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 July 2019

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact - NEW Online Training

Metrics and impact measurement have become an increasingly important part of the scholarly publishing and research landscape. This two part 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. There will be break-out sessions offering extensive hands-on use of the main citation databases and altmetric data – illustrating the types of analysis which can be derived from these data sources. more >

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Effective Journals Marketing

Technology is changing, new business models are developing and new markets emerging – the journal publishing landscape is shifting. These new developments offer challenges for journals marketing. This course provides a strategic overview of this dynamic environment and how best to apply marketing techniques to achieve your journal’s objectives. The workshop will be highly interactive. more >

Thursday 04 July 2019

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 26 June 2019

Making the Case for Embracing Micropublications: Are they a way forward for scholarly publishing?

Albert Einstein said “an academic career, in which a person is forced to produce scientific writings in great amounts, creates a danger of intellectual superficiality”. In 2019, researchers have been working with the pressures of “Publish or Perish” for decades. The default response is to question the value of microPublications that are produced as a result. But what about when microPublications are carefully defined; peer review is stringently completed; and they enable publishers to more efficiently produce the “longer story” research articles with pre-validated research outputs? Are there largely unknown opportunities and values to be gained quickly? Can microPublications enable synthesizing and distilling of information and integrate this information in established repositories to create a more meaningful and greater corpus of knowledge - dare we say, global knowledgebase? more >

Thursday 20 June 2019

Journal Financial Strategy for Non-Financial Managers

This 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 29 May 2019

San Diego ALPSP Dinner 2019

ALPSP is organizing an informal dinner for Members attending the SSP Conference in San Diego. more >

Wednesday 22 May 2019

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 >

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Selling to Corporate Libraries

As scholarly publishers and societies, we strive to serve our communities but in order to continue to grow we need to reach new audiences and find alternative revenue streams. The corporate market offers a substantial opportunity, but corporations have distinct needs. They focus on solving business problems, not providing archives, they merge, restructure and cease to exist far more quickly than universities. Renewals are never a sure thing, and it is difficult to find and determine who the decision makers are for new business opportunities within them. more >

Friday 17 May 2019

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 08 May 2019

Growing Successful Open Access Journals

Are you running a journal or journal programme to deliver on your Open Access publishing strategy? Do you have responsibility for implementing an OA programme? Do you need to inform your approach to OA with a practical perspective? This course will equip participants with the tools to make a success of an Open Access journal or journal programme. more >

Wednesday 24 April 2019

ALPSP Networking: Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access & Plan S

A discussion and networking evening event for ALPSP members. ALPSP is pleased to host a panel discussion and networking event to provide an update on the strategies and business models uncovered by the Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) project, and to provide insight into the many ways that library consortia and society publishers can work together. more >