Events & Training

ALPSP DevelopScholarly publishing is evolving: have you got the right skills and knowledge to thrive?

We help members keep up-to-date on the skills and knowledge required to be successful in scholarly publishing. We do this through a series of seminars, webinars, training courses and the ALPSP Conference. We also offer unlimited member-only discounts to all our events and training.

Our monthly Events and Training Bulletin includes details of all forthcoming ALPSP events. View the latest issue here and email info@alpsp.org to sign up.

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Need funding for training and professional development?  

Grants are available to UK residents from Print Futures. Apply by April 30, 2017
You and your colleagues may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £1,500. This may be used on any ALPSP professional development and training event.  Check if you are eligible here

Email info@alpsp.org for information on seminars, webinars and conference.
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Tuesday 09 May 2017

Masters in Publishing Webinar Series: Building innovation in mission-driven organizations

In our latest Masters in Publishing webinar, Alison Mudditt, Director of University of California Press, will discuss how to build and maintain a culture of innovation within a mission-driven organization. more >

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact

Metrics and impact measurement have become an increasingly important part of the scholarly publishing and research landscape. This course covers some of the ways publishers can measure impact and the associated metrics. It is divided between citation metrics, such as the Impact Factor and citation based analysis, and altmetrics looking at a range of tools such as altmetric.com, Impact Story and PlumX. The course also covers usage as a metric and various author and article level metrics such as the h-index. There will be break-out sessions offering extensive hands-on use of the main citation databases and altmetric data – illustrating the types of analysis which can be derived from these data sources. more >

Thursday 11 May 2017

Project Management for Publishing

Projects are vital for all publishing organizations to move forward and implement change. Everyone gets involved in them. They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving existing processes. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results. This course provides those managing projects as well as those working on them with a template and many supporting tools that can be applied to all projects, large or small, to help ensure successful outcomes. It has a strong emphasis on getting things right at the outset because this is where most problems with projects arise. The programme is highly practical and includes break-out sessions using real project scenarios provided by delegates as well as providing publishing case studies as examples of what works and what doesn’t. more >

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Understanding Copyright

This course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice. Delegates will gain an understanding of the legal publishing landscape, and be able to make sense of their own organization’s contracts and licences. more >

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Introduction to People Management for Publishing

The first step in people management is often reported as the most challenging. This course aims to give newly appointed managers and those in their first year of managing one or two staff the core knowledge and basic tools to make it a truly rewarding experience. The course will be highly interactive and give participants the opportunity to share experience with peers. We will use case studies, based on real publishing scenarios, to help you further your understanding, and you’ll get to apply the tools that you have learnt throughout the day. Participants will also gain an insight into their own personal development priorities and how to achieve them. more >

Thursday 25 May 2017

NEW Bribery Prevention: Sales essentials webinar series

Companies must conduct their worldwide operations and activities in compliance with all applicable anti-bribery and corruption laws. Bribery laws prohibit payments or the giving of other advantages to third parties that are intended or likely to improperly influence their decision-making. This webinar will focus on what sort of standards and procedures need to be put in place to help comply with, and avoid, violations of these laws. more >

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Journal Financial Strategy for Non-Financial Managers

This course is essential for middle and senior publishing managers, who meet a multiplicity of financial problems in managing a journals portfolio. The workshop will introduce finance and accounting problems that managers face at senior level, and ensure they have the tools to deal with these effectively. more >

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Effective Journals Marketing

Technology is changing, new business models are developing and new markets emerging – the journal publishing landscape is shifting. These new developments offer challenges for journals marketing. This course provides a strategic overview of this dynamic environment and how best to apply marketing techniques to achieve your journal’s objectives. The workshop will be highly interactive. more >

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Licensing your Content

Licensing content has rapidly become a key component of the academic publishing environment, but why is this needed and what are the practicalities? What are the key issues to be aware of and consider when negotiating a licence? This course will outline the development of licensing on various platforms including print and online (and mobile). It will also cover current issues around author licensing, open access and the use of Creative Commons licences, and will give delegates a full understanding of the growing range of licence arrangements that are now available for all content. more >

Thursday 29 June 2017

What's New in Journal Metrics? CiteScore and more

In this webinar Chris James, Product Manager for Research Metrics and Ludo Waltman PhD, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University examine recent innovations in journal metrics and provide an overview of CiteScore metrics. more >