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. 

Wednesday 05 December 2018

Driving Usage, Demonstrating Value

Driving and measuring usage of subscriptions is critical both to publishers and librarians in demonstrating the value of scholarly resources to readers and researchers at an institution. However, increased off-platform usage and remote access challenges make it harder than ever to fully capture the content usage picture. more >

Thursday 29 November 2018

How to Grow your Business in China: Sales and distribution

The third in our series of three webinars which aim 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 years China has been the nation with the world’s second highest paper output after the US), but also with regards to growing need for education and need for access to knowledge in English language. That said, China is different from other key markets, due to specific regulations for content distribution (editorially, logistically) and for use of internet resources (social marketing, SEO). more >

Thursday 15 November 2018

Innovate or Perish? Lessons Learnt from Innovators & New Players Or How to Think Like a Startup

In an evolving landscape it’s critical that organizations foster a culture that can effectively drive and implement relevant innovations in a timely way. As new technologies emerge and new entrants disrupt traditional markets, publishing organizations are challenged to adapt in order to survive and thrive in the long term. Creating an innovative culture is just one part of the puzzle - how have other organizations addressed this issue? What tools and approaches can be utilised? What resources are needed? Can a startup be built from within? What lessons can be learnt from innovators and start-ups within the scholarly communications ecosystem? Join us for an agile discussion on how to think like a startup - to drive innovation and remove the barriers within. more >

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets

This workshop will examine the issues, decisions and legal processes involved in the acquisition and sale of publishing assets and demonstrate how to achieve these as successfully and smoothly as possible. It will focus on asset sales and purchases but will also touch upon the considerations involved in buying or selling a company. more >

Thursday 25 October 2018

How to Grow your Business in China: Marketing and social media

The second in our series of three webinars focusing on China, 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 18 October 2018

Brand Building the Scholarly Author

Over the last few years the focus on building the academic 'brand' has increased, with many HE Institutions now running sessions for their PhD students and early career researchers on best practice in creating an online profile and presence within their virtual communities. Helping an academic author understand the importance of this type of profile, combined with where their work is being found on the internet, read and cited from, is of major benefit to the publisher. Join us for this webinar that will assist the publisher in understanding these benefits and additionally discuss tools available to harness and understand online discoverability data. 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 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 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 >

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 >