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 08 September 2020

Growing Successful Open Access Journals - Virtual classroom - 8 & 9 Sept - FULLY BOOKED

This course will equip participants with the tools to make a success of an Open Access journal or journal programme. We will do this by taking people through the complexities and challenges of Open Access, highlighting the ways in which OA publishing is deeply different to subscription publishing (and some ways that it is the same!). more >

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board - Virtual classroom - 14 & 15 July - FULLY BOOKED

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 01 July 2020

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact Online Training

Metrics and impact measurement have become an increasingly important part of the scholarly publishing and research landscape. This 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, Impact Story and PlumX. The course also covers usage as a metric and various author and article level metrics such as the h-index. more >

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Effective Social Media for Scholarly Publishers - Virtual classroom

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 June 2020

Introduction to People Management in Publishing - Virtual classroom

Becoming a manager can be daunting for even the most accomplished people in publishing. Fortunately, management is a skill like any other that can be learnt and developed through self-awareness and practice. This course offers new and developing managers a framework and approach to help support the transition into management, along with plenty of practical tips and tools to help them master the essentials and build confidence. Throughout, delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences and to explore new ideas and techniques through practical exercises and case studies, all grounded in the context of real-world publishing. more >

Thursday 04 June 2020

New Research Assessment Policies in China

In this webinar, our speakers will review the changes and discuss how these may influence the publishing behaviour of Chinese academics and researchers within STM. more >

Thursday 21 May 2020

Redux Online - Money and Mission

Redux Online Webinar 2.10:00 EDT; 15:00 BST; 16:00 CEST more >

Wednesday 06 May 2020

Case Studies in Collaboration: the next wave of platform hosting initiatives

Series of 3 webinars. 6 May, 14 May & 19 May. Publishers and societies are rethinking approaches to platform development to better suit evolving business, community, and organization-specific needs. This webinar series highlights three such non-traditional initiatives and the collaborations that made them possible. more >

Thursday 23 April 2020

Monographs, open access and public policy: UKRI OA consultation 2020

Redux Online Webinar 1 10:00 EDT; 15:00 BST; 16:00 CEST more >

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Introduction to Journals Publishing - Virtual Classroom

This is an essential introductory course covering the core aspects of journals publishing for those at the beginning of their careers or new to their current role. With a focus on practical understanding, it will provide delegates with a solid foundation and the confidence to discuss and engage with key issues across their own and related functions. Case studies and small group exercises, via Zoom Meeting break out rooms, will allow participants to explore the ideas presented and network with their peers. more >

Tuesday 21 April 2020

The Metadata Power Hour - RECORDING AVAILABLE

Learn about the expanding opportunities to leverage scholarly metadata to deliver quickly on changing market needs. The intersection of publishing and metadata has never had a greater impact in reduced project costs, faster time-to-market, and higher content quality. Society publishers who master the power of metadata will benefit from knowing what data they have, its value, how it may be accessed, and the importance of data metrics. more >

Wednesday 04 March 2020

Creating an Inclusive Culture

Improving diversity and inclusivity can seem daunting, as the issues are so varied and best practice is not yet clear. But there are many steps you can take to start on this journey and begin creating an inclusive culture. This practical course will help you understand the benefits of a strong Diversity and Inclusion strategy, your legal and ethical obligations as a manager, and how to develop and implement a successful strategy going forward. Diversity and inclusion have never been higher on the news and social agenda than at present, and this course will help delegates understand how to take practical steps to improve inclusion. more >

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 >