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 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 >

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact

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

Thursday 26 April 2018

Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing: Publishing without perishing

Scholarly publishing can sometimes appear to have a conflict at its heart: the concept of “publish or perish” rewards a high publication rate and novel, newsworthy output, which is not always the same as research that advances human knowledge. How can scholarly publishers reconcile their desire to serve the research community with their commercial need to benefit from it? This webinar will explore the role publishers play in communicating research, what the limiting factors are, and how best these might be overcome to improve dissemination of knowledge. more >

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Marketing and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

A one hour webinar that will equip you with all you need to know about the forthcoming GDPR and how it will affect your marketing. more >

Thursday 30 November 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Getting ready for May 2018

What you need to know about GDPR for May 2018 more >

Thursday 26 October 2017

Metadata & Discoverability 101 for Books

Do you have a well rounded discovery strategy for books? Is your content visible via the right discovery channels? Good quality metadata, adherence to standards and keeping up with the latest trends and developments are key to ensuring publishers' strategies in this area remain current and competitive. This webinar provides a practical overview of the critical components of a successful metadata/discoverability strategy for books. more >

Wednesday 04 October 2017

Disruption, Innovation and Creativity: How to generate and implement new ideas in scholarly publishing

The rate of innovation in scholarly publishing is accelerating. Researchers need new services for a changing environment and technology now provides a multitude of options to help. But where do you start, what should you do to respond and how can you successfully implement innovative new ideas within your company? This course will allow delegates to reflect on a changing publishing landscape and understand wider drivers of change. Participants will discuss how to scope out and identify what the community really needs, choose new tools and approaches to generate new ideas, understand how to validate these ideas with the audience, and engage with stakeholders and colleagues to build support for new innovations. Case studies and interactive exercises will demonstrate new agile ways to test assumptions, adapt and revise concepts allowing you to identify the best way to implement change and deliver successful new products. more >

Thursday 29 June 2017

What's New in Journal Metrics? CiteScore and more

In this webinar Chris James, Product Manager for Research Metrics and Ludo Waltman PhD, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University examine recent innovations in journal metrics and provide an overview of CiteScore metrics. more >

Thursday 25 May 2017

Bribery Prevention: Sales essentials webinar series

Companies must conduct their worldwide operations and activities in compliance with all applicable anti-bribery and corruption laws. Bribery laws prohibit payments or the giving of other advantages to third parties that are intended or likely to improperly influence their decision-making. This webinar will focus on what sort of standards and procedures need to be put in place to help comply with, and avoid, violations of these laws. more >

Thursday 20 April 2017

How to Build a Data Driven Publishing Organization

Scholarly publishing is becoming more complicated and things are changing at an unprecedented rate. In order to keep ahead of, or at least up with, the curve, many publishers are turning to customer data and data about content to provide business intelligence and support decision making. So what does a data driven publishing organisation look like and why should you be one? This seminar will provide detailed information and case studies on how to apply data about users, subscribers, authors and institutions to drive decisions. Key insights will cover using data to inform what to publish, product development, user experience, sales and marketing, audience outreach and more. We will cover the types of data driven decisions that can be used by publishers of any size, including applications for small publishers that may not have the resources of a data department, addressing skill sets and expertise required to achieve the best results. This is also the opportunity to find out and learn from what other companies and vendors are doing outside scholarly publishing. more >

Wednesday 29 March 2017

FULLY REVISED A Marketer's Guide to Data Protection Compliance

The effective use of personal data for the purpose of communicating with customers lies at the heart of successful marketing strategies employed by publishers in the digital and global economy. However, compliance with the law in relation to personal data can feel like a minefield. With new tougher data protection laws in force next year, and the introduction of monetary penalties for breaches of legislation, it is essential that all marketeers have a fundamental understanding of personal data compliance. This course will provide a primer to the key considerations of how to use personal data lawfully in all marketing activities by giving an overview of the existing data protection laws, and explain what publishers can be doing now to ready themselves for the legal changes coming in early 2018. more >

Wednesday 22 February 2017

How to Build a Successful Open Access Books Programme

Scholarly book publishing is changing and changing fast. This one day seminar will examine the evolving landscape of open access book publishing, from the perspectives of publishers, librarians, authors and funders. It aims to offer practical information which will be relevant both to publishers just setting up OA book publishing and those who wish to develop their existing programme. more >

Thursday 09 February 2017

Best Practices in Editor-in-Chief Recruitment

An effective editor-in-chief (EIC) is critical to sustaining and enhancing a journal's performance. But recruiting, selecting, and coaching new EICs is not always straightforward, with a range of practical, ethical, (and political) factors to consider. This webinar, the first in a two part series focusing on editors-in-chief and editorial boards, will focus on the key steps to recruiting new EICs. more >

Tuesday 07 February 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): What you need to know - and do - about it

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into effect in all member states of the European Union (EU) from 25 May 2018. Billed as the biggest shake up of European data protection laws in a generation, all members should take action now to be prepared. In this free member webinar, our team of experts will talk through the key areas you need to consider. more >

Monday 23 January 2017

Effective Management of Rights: Driving revenue and improving workflow

Rights management is an underappreciated part of publishing, yet it provides a key framework for revenue generation. Effective rights management can help a business identify areas for product development and sales growth, and enhance a business when it comes to an exit strategy or mergers and acquisitions. more >