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 18 July 2019

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact - NEW Online Training

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

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 >

Thursday 04 July 2019

Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board

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 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

Introduction to Journals Marketing

An essential introduction to the changing and challenging role of promoting journals in today’s market, which starts by considering the context in which we are striving to get noticed, including competing with free online resources, declining academic library budgets, and the shift away from journals and on to articles. How does all of this impact on the marketing we should be doing? How do we engage with audiences with so many demands on the attention? We also discuss the sector’s increased emphasis on author and society relationships and on ‘input marketing’ – encouraging high quality submissions and therefore marketable content. 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 >

Friday 17 May 2019

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 08 May 2019

Growing Successful Open Access Journals

Are you running a journal or journal programme to deliver on your Open Access publishing strategy? Do you have responsibility for implementing an OA programme? Do you need to inform your approach to OA with a practical perspective? This course will equip participants with the tools to make a success of an Open Access journal or journal programme. more >

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 >