Training

Browse our courses below or use the search box to find what you need. Request your copy of the new  2017 course list or download the ALPSP 2017 Training Brochure.

2017 Training Brochure Cover

ALPSP training is devised and delivered by publishers for publishers with direction from our industry Training 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 24 April.  Discover more here


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

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 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 >