Thursday 17 November 2016

NEW Introduction to Journals Publishing 1: An international primer

This blended workshop is now full, however, Part Two is available to book on 24 April 2017

Date and time

Thursday 17 November 2016, online at 3:00 - 4:30pm (UK), 7:00-8.30am (West Coast US), 10:00-11:30am (East Coast US), 4:00-5:30pm (Europe), 7:00-8:30pm (Gulf)


Our NEW blended learning workshop provides delegates, regardless of location, with an interactive and essential introduction to the basics of journals publishing, for those at the beginning of their careers. 


  • Types of publishers
  • Roles in journal publishing
  • Authors: why they publish, what they want, article types
  • Publishing ethics
  • Print and online publication, fulfilment and customer service
  • Subscription and open access journals
  • Online journals: publisher sites, aggregators
  • Marketing

Delegates will be provided with

  • A link to attend the workshop
  • Pre-course questionnaire
  • Complimentary course reference book which will include pre-course reading and exercises
  • ‘Live’ one and a half hour interactive webinar with exercises, polls and the opportunity to ask questions
  • Comprehensive quiz to be completed post event and marked by our trainer
  • 48 hour course follow up with the tutor via email
  • Certificate on completion of the course.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to

Understand the role of the scholarly journal in scholarly communication; Understand the role of the editor and editorial office and the ethical implications of their work, and know what happens to a paper after acceptance; better comprehend the different business and operational models of online, print, open access and subscription-based journals.

Who should attend (Level 1)

The online workshop is designed for those new to journals publishing in editorial, production and marketing roles. Also relevant to those in related departments including sales, subscriptions and customer services. The Primer can be taken by anyone with access to a computer and the internet at the given time, wherever they are based in the world.


Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting Pippa Smart 2014

Pippa Smart is a research, communication and publishing consultant, working for her own company, PSP Consulting. She has been in scholarly publishing for over 20 years, working for CAB International, Blackwell (Wiley) and Cambridge University Press. She then became Head of Publishing at INASP, directing initiatives to support research publishers within Africa, SE Asia and Latin America. She specializes in editorial strategies and copyright, and has developed many training courses as well as providing advisory services for journal publishers around the world. She is the editor/author of the monthly ALPSP Alert newsletter, and also the Editor-in-Chief of Learned Publishing. 

Registration fees

Members           £150.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Non Members   £250.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Places are limited - booking deadline is 3 November 2016.

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 online workshop.  If you have any questions about this please email Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team.

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Thu 17 Nov 2016
  • Thu 17 Nov 2016
  • London, UK, ,