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. 

Thursday 04 October 2018

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 >

Wednesday 03 October 2018

Preprints: Policy and process considerations

Acceptance of preprints as a scholarly publications format is growing quickly, with deposits to preprint platforms across many different disciplines surging. With this growth comes important policy and process considerations for journal publishers and society meeting and communications staff. more >

Thursday 20 September 2018

How to Grow your Business in China: Editorial strategy

The first in our series of three webinars, this event aims to convey critical information for academic publishers who want to grow their business in China. China is a big potential market for international publishers – in terms of a growing number of papers (for many years China has been the nation with the world’s second highest paper output after the US), but also with regards to a growing need for education and access to knowledge in the English language. That said, China is different from other key markets, due to specific regulations for content distribution (editorially, logistically) and for the use of internet resources (social marketing, SEO). more >

Thursday 12 July 2018

The Power of Partnership and Collaboration in the Publishing Industry

In this seminar we’ll explore real examples of the strategic partnerships and innovative collaborations being forged in the publishing community to achieve economies of scale, a stronger shared infrastructure, technological innovation and push the boundaries of the publishing model. more >

Wednesday 11 July 2018

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 >

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Licensing your Content

Licensing content has rapidly become a key component of the academic publishing environment, but why is this needed and what are the practicalities? What are the key issues to be aware of and consider when negotiating a licence? This course will outline the development of licensing on various platforms including print and online (and mobile). It will also cover current issues around author licensing, open access and the use of Creative Commons licences, and will give delegates a full understanding of the growing range of licence arrangements that are now available for all content. more >

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing: Public engagement with scholarly research

In our industry, scholarly authors write for their peers, using terms and techniques appropriate for their audience. But their results are also often of interest to a broader audience, particularly findings that impact on everyday lives. So how can we explain complex concepts to a lay audience? Do the filters that exist in modern media channels distort messages and undermine the trust that the public might have in science and academia? What approaches can be deployed to stop this happening? more >

Wednesday 20 June 2018

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 >

Wednesday 13 June 2018

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 >

Monday 04 June 2018

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 23 May 2018

Introduction to Journals Publishing: How journals work and the different roles involved in publishing them

Developed from our most popular introductory course this online workshop is now available globally. The course provides an introduction to context, job roles and the publication stages in scholarly publishing. This workshop 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 >

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing: The reproducibility opportunity

Truth can sometimes be taken for granted in academic research: the use of a scientific framework to test a concept, followed by publication of the results in a peer-reviewed article, mean the output is often assumed to be right without further verification. But when attempts are made to replicate a study, it can be difficult to attain the same results and, when stories of research being irreproducible reach the general public, confidence in scientific rigour can be undermined. So, what can be done to combat irreproducibility? This webinar will outline the challenges and look at what can be done to address them, including new ways to support transparent research and replication studies. more >

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Introduction to Journals Publishing: The role of journals and how to measure success

Developed from our most popular introductory course this online workshop is now available globally. This course will provide delegates with an understanding of what makes a successful journal, finance and business models as well as the basics of copyright and IP. The workshop also covers 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 >

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact

Metrics and impact measurement have become an increasingly important part of the scholarly publishing and research landscape. This 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 >

Thursday 26 April 2018

Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing: Publishing without perishing

Scholarly publishing can sometimes appear to have a conflict at its heart: the concept of “publish or perish” rewards a high publication rate and novel, newsworthy output, which is not always the same as research that advances human knowledge. How can scholarly publishers reconcile their desire to serve the research community with their commercial need to benefit from it? This webinar will explore the role publishers play in communicating research, what the limiting factors are, and how best these might be overcome to improve dissemination of knowledge. more >