Wednesday 11 May 2016

Effective Journal Editorial Management

This course will be running again in 2017. Please contact Melissa Marshall for dates. For in-house enquiries (members only), please contact Amanda Whiting


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.


  •  What is effective editorial management?
  • Journal development and quality improvement
  • Relationships with key stakeholders in journals publishing
  • Influencing skills and change management
  • Key business issues affecting managing editors and publishers.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to

Understand stakeholders’ needs and consider ways to establish effective relationships; have an overview of techniques to manage and improve their journals; have gained advice on how to positively influence stakeholders and implement change; have a brief overview of the essentials of the publishing business and how they affect editorial processes and management, such as contracts, copyright and finances; have discussed experiences and shared ideas with their peers.

Who should attend (Level 2 course)

This course is aimed at junior managing editors or equivalent editorial personnel, with one to two years’ experience. Staff newly appointed to these positions will also benefit provided they have some previous experience of publishing. It is not suitable for experienced managing editors or publishers with more managerial responsibility. The course tutors present content that is relevant to all subject disciplines. As the editorial role differs between organizations, a questionnaire will be circulated to attendees prior to the course.


Rebecca Marsh, GSE Research Ltd/Greenleaf Publishingrebecca marsh

Rebecca joined GSE Research and Greenleaf Publishing as Publishing Director in 2014. She previously worked at Emerald Group Publishing. She started as a Publisher at Emerald in 1997, became Head of Editorial in 2003, Publishing Director in 2006 and Director of External Relations and Services in 2012. Prior to joining Emerald, she worked at Smith Settle Publishers and the British Journal of Radiology.

 Ruth Doherty, Springer Nature Ruth Doherty

Ruth is the Managing Editor of both the British Dental Journal and BDJ Open, published on behalf of the British Dental Association by Springer Nature (previously Nature Publishing Group). She has been based at Springer Nature for the last three years developing the dentistry portfolio. Originally, Ruth was a chemist and she worked with the Royal Society of Chemistry in a variety of publishing roles (production, editorial and journal development) for five years before moving to NPG (now Springer Nature).

 Delegate comments

“The course was pitched exactly right and served to affirm much of what I currently do whilst providing great suggestions for improvement and development. A very useful booklet with additional material for reference and further reading. A resource that will sit on my desk!” Rosie Sheridan, Maney Publishing

This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00
Members           £365.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Non Members   £530.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Venue: 41 Portland Place, London, W1B 1QH, T: +44 (0)203 176 2177 (Map)
Contact: Melissa Marshall  T: +44 (0)1622 871035 E:

How to book
Please note that you will need to log in to your account or register a new account to book a place on this training course. If you have any questions about this please email Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team.

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 11 May 2016
  • Wed 11 May 2016
  • 41 Portland Place, Academy of Medical Sciences, London