Training

ALPSP training is devised and delivered by publishers for publishers. All courses are proposed and directed by our Training Committee to help organizations develop skilled, informed and motivated staff who are better able to deal with the rapidly changing landscape of scholarly and professional publishing.

Discounts and early bird rates for ALPSP members. 
Not an ALPSP member?  Click here to find out how your organization can join ALPSP

Courses are suitable across different organization sizes and disciplines and feature:

  • Expert publisher trainers with up-to-date  knowledge and experience to share
  • Small group tuition to ensure a hands-on, practical experience, with time for networking
  • Pre-course questionnaires to ensure the content is tailored to delegate needs
  • Relevant content that reflects current trends. Programmes are monitored by our expert Training Committee
  • Comprehensive course materials and further reading.

Contact Melissa Marshall if you have any questions about selecting or booking a course.

If you are an ALPSP member, we can also run an in-company version of a course. See our In-House Training page for details or contact Amanda Whiting to discuss your requirements. 

Monday 07 December 2020

Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets - Virtual classroom - 7 & 8 December - FULLY BOOKED

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 >

Wednesday 09 December 2020

Licensing your Content - Virtual classroom - 9 & 10 December

Content licensing is a key component of the online scholarly publishing environment. This course provides an overview of why licensing is needed, how it works in practice, and the key issues to consider when negotiating and agreeing licenses. It aims to give delegates a full understanding of the range of license arrangements that are available, and practical guidance in how to manage them. In addition to covering licensing for online content (with a focus on third-party licensing), we also review current issues in author licensing, particularly open access and Creative Commons, and discuss recent market trends (such as the EU Digital Single Market) that may impact licensing activity. more >

Tuesday 02 February 2021

Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board - Virtual classroom 2 & 3 February

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 knowledge and skills to improve how your Board operates, understand more about how to motivate your Board members, and make your meetings highly effective, where everyone contributes and all necessary decisions are reached. more >

Tuesday 09 February 2021

Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success - Virtual classroom - 9 & 10 February

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 >

Tuesday 02 March 2021

Creating an Inclusive Culture - Virtual classroom - 2 and 3 March

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 how to develop and implement a successful Diversity and Inclusion strategy, as well as providing practical advice on handling workplace bias and discrimination. 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 23 March 2021

Introduction to Journals Marketing - Virtual classroom - 23 & 24 March

An essential introduction to the changing and challenging role of promoting journals in today’s market. As international higher education struggles with the impact of Covid-19 this makes it even more crucial that our marketing is well-judged and focused specifically on what researchers and librarians want to know. Includes 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 their 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. This is an established course developed for face-to-face training which has now been adapted to run online in two three hour sessions on consecutive days. A practical marketing plan activity gives plenty of opportunity to apply principles discussed to a real-life scenario. This is briefed ahead of the course and all participants are required to have given this some thought before the course. more >

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct - Virtual classroom - 30 & 31 March

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 >