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 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 >

Wednesday 03 April 2019

Effective Journal Editorial Management

This 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 02 April 2019

What is Hype and What Has Value? Technological buzzword or industry innovation? Blockchain

AI, Blockchain and Open Source are terms which continually grab attention, but are they merely buzzwords or will they really disrupt our industry? This webinar focuses on Blockchain and is the last in a series of three. more >

Thursday 28 March 2019

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

So, you have built a platform for your journals, it looks fantastic, it’s state of the art, it has all the features a researcher could want or need. But will anyone ever see it? In a world where the discovery of content happens in a multitude of places but rarely at the point of content delivery, where library technology and authentication combine to put up perceived barriers to content, and where readers will have a vastly difference experience of finding and accessing content depending on where they live in the world, it’s not as straightforward as building a feature-rich and well-designed website. The course will take delegates on the journey their readers often take, starting at the key discovery resources, travelling through library technology and authentication mechanisms and ending up with the delivery of an article. It will highlight the challenges the user faces along the way and give tips for making the reader journey as easy as possible. more >

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Introduction to Journals Publishing

This is an essential introductory course covering all aspects of journals publishing for those who are at the beginning of their careers. It covers everything from peer review to online delivery, and provides delegates with a clear understanding of how all the elements in this fast-moving area fit together. Tutors will draw on case studies from their own experience and across all disciplines. more >

Tuesday 26 March 2019

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

So, you have built a platform for your journals, it looks fantastic, it’s state of the art, it has all the features a researcher could want or need. But will anyone ever see it? In a world where the discovery of content happens in a multitude of places but rarely at the point of content delivery, where library technology and authentication combine to put up perceived barriers to content, and where readers will have a vastly difference experience of finding and accessing content depending on where they live in the world, it’s not as straightforward as building a feature-rich and well-designed website. The course will take delegates on the journey their readers often take, starting at the key discovery resources, travelling through library technology and authentication mechanisms and ending up with the delivery of an article. It will highlight the challenges the user faces along the way and give tips for making the reader journey as easy as possible. more >

Wednesday 20 March 2019

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 >

Thursday 07 March 2019

What is Hype and What Has Value? Technological buzzword or industry innovation? AI (artificial intelligence)

AI, Blockchain and Open Source are terms which continually grab attention, but are they merely buzzwords or will they really disrupt our industry? This webinar focuses on AI (artificial intelligence) and is the second in a series of three. more >

Wednesday 06 March 2019

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success

This workshop provides an essential practical introduction to the business of developing journals. The course is highly interactive and participants will undertake realistic exercises to familiarize themselves with methods of evaluating their current journal (or portfolio) and provide ideas on how they can introduce changes. Although 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 >

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Creating an Inclusive Culture

Diversity and inclusion are not just issues of social justice, they also make good business sense. However, addressing them can seem daunting. This is a practical course to help you understand your legal and ethical obligations and implement a successful diversity and inclusion strategy in your workplace. Diversity and inclusion have never been higher on the news and social agenda than at present, and this course will help delegates understand what the law requires, and the practical steps they can take to improve inclusion. more >

Tuesday 05 February 2019

What is Hype and What Has Value? Technological buzzword or industry innovation? Open Source Technologies

AI, Blockchain and Open Source are terms which continually grab attention, but are they merely buzzwords or will they really disrupt our industry? This webinar focuses on Open Source Technologies and is the first in a series of three. more >

Wednesday 30 January 2019

ALPSP Networking: Plan S

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 >