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.

Tuesday 25 February 2020

ALPSP Networking: Open Access and the Price Transparency Framework

Discussion and Networking evening for ALPSP Members with guest speakers Jean-Claude Burgelman and Alicia Wise. 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 >

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 >

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 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 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 >

Thursday 31 October 2019

The Rise of the RFP: How to embrace and get the most out of your RFP processes

As the publishing landscape evolves, so too does the range of suppliers and partners with whom scholarly publishers need to work. RFPs are becomingly an increasingly important part of the activities of all publishers, large and small, and generally represent a significant investment which should be well managed. In this session we’ll examine the various ways in which sourcing decisions can be made, with views from both purchasers and vendor. The aim of the day will be to provide comprehensive, practical support to help attendees choose the right process, and the right partner, for their particular needs. more >

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Frankfurt Book Fair 2019

16 October - 20 October 2019 Frankfurt, Germany more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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

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 >