Webinars

ALPSP webinars provide insight and intelligence into key issues scholarly publishers face. They draw on the experience within the international ALPSP network and are shaped in development with our Professional Development Committee and North American Steering Group. They can be viewed from anywhere in the world and if a registrant is unable to join the webinar on the scheduled date and time, they can register and receive a recording for viewing at another time.  

Thursday 26 April 2018

Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing Webinar Series

The Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing webinars are a series of three webinars running on 26 April, 22 May and 27 June featuring: Publishing without perishing, The reproducibility opportunity and Public engagement with scholarly research. Book one, two or all three. 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 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 >

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing: Public engagement with scholarly research

In our industry, scholarly authors write for their peers, using terms and techniques appropriate for their audience. But their results are also often of interest to a broader audience, particularly findings that impact on everyday lives. So how can we explain complex concepts to a lay audience? Do the filters that exist in modern media channels distort messages and undermine the trust that the public might have in science and academia? What approaches can be deployed to stop this happening? more >