Training

Browse our courses below or use the search box to find what you need. Request your copy of the ALPSP Training Brochure or download a pdf copy here

2017 Training Brochure Cover

ALPSP training is devised and delivered by publishers for publishers with direction from our industry Professional Development Committee. We help organizations develop skilled, informed and motivated staff who are better able to deal with the rapidly changing landscape of scholarly and professional publishing. Delegates numbers are limited to ensure a hands-on experience and courses are updated in line with feedback. We use pre-course questionnaires and industry tutors so content is relevant, up-to-date and can be immediately applied back in the office. Our training is supported with comprehensive materials and further reading. Courses are suitable across different organization sizes and disciplines.

New online Introduction to Journals Publishing courses launched

These have been designed to provide an ideal introduction to the world of scholarly publishing, and are available wherever you are based. We've taken our face-to-face course and divided the topics up into two online sessions (both with workbooks, follow up sessions with the tutor, a publishing quiz, certificates etc) The next session runs on 5 December.  Discover more here

ALPSP in-company training

If you are an ALPSP member, we can also run an in-company version of a course for delegates who cannot make the training date or location. Contact Amanda Whiting to discuss your requirements. In-house information  

Course levels

Level 1       
Aimed at people who are new to their jobs or who have been in them for a short period of time. They are also excellent refreshers for people returning to publishing or changing disciplines.
Level 2  
Suitable for delegates with some experience in publishing who are now looking to expand their skills.
Level 3
Aimed at delegates with several years' experience in publishing in more specialist, senior or strategic roles.

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

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 02 November 2017

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

This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind online journal delivery, and help delegates understand the challenges faced by libraries in providing readers with access to their journals. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve. Participants will learn how technologies influence the delivery of journals from publisher via library to the end-user. more >

Wednesday 08 November 2017

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 >

Wednesday 15 November 2017

An Introduction to Agile Project Management for Publishing

The focus of the course is to present the core philosophies behind successful Agile project management, brought to life by anecdotes, war stories, publishing case studies and robust discussion on the various techniques. The role of product owner will be briefly examined, with respect to stakeholder management and user story development. Delegates will work in small groups to practice the relevant concepts and learn how to avoid the common pitfalls. The course will allow team members embarking on a project to use a range of Agile techniques through practical exercises. more >

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers

This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including acquisition and portfolio development. The course is built around case studies to allow participants to work on simulated scenarios in order to discuss and test ideas and strategies with their peers and the course facilitators. more >