Events & Training

ALPSP provides a full and varied series of events and training including seminars, webinars, training courses and the ALPSP Conference. We help members keep up-to-date on the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the scholarly publishing sector. A summary of forthcoming activity is below and you can filter by type using the menu. If you can't find what you need contact the team for help and advice.

We also produce a monthly Events and Training Bulletin with news and details of all forthcoming ALPSP events.  View the latest issue here and if you would like to sign-up to receive this please email us at info@alpsp.org

Email events@alpsp.org for information on seminars, webinars and conference.
Email trainingadmin@alpsp.org for information on training.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Effective Journal Editorial Management

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. more >

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Project Management for Publishing

Projects are vital to 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 25 May 2016

Disruption, Development or more of the same?

We regret that this event has been cancelled. more >

Thursday 26 May 2016

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. It includes 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 09 June 2016

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 >

Tuesday 14 June 2016

The Publisher’s and Librarian’s Challenge: Models, practices and products to sustain OA publishing

Open access presents numerous challenges and opportunities to almost every aspect of a publisher’s business and to a library’s budgets and operations. Market economics and prevailing business models suggest a publisher should minimize costs, focus on serving authors, and prioritize new infrastructure to support one-off transactions with individuals over long-term relationships with institutions. What does all this mean for publishers nurturing OA programmes or thinking about starting one? more >

Wednesday 15 June 2016

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. Case studies, based on real publishing situations, will be used to develop understanding and skills in applying the tools that are introduced. Participants will also gain an insight into their own personal development priorities and how to achieve them. more >

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Understanding Copyright

Overview 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 >

Thursday 23 June 2016

The Marketing Team of the Future: Developing the resources you need to succeed

Society marketing teams and strategies have evolved in recent years from traditional one-size-fits-all methods to increasingly dynamic approaches, employing new tools and broader skillsets, emphasizing targets, metrics, and results. High-functioning teams often work across organizational silos on building awareness of the overall society brand, cross-promoting publications and membership, as well as other products and services. This webinar will address the implications for resourcing your marketing team and systems, and review ways to meet these evolving and increasing demands. more >

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Fundamentals of Journals Finance

Can you make any sense of the financial information provided to you? What do all those financial terms mean? This course provides an essential and in-depth look at journal finances with an overview of profitability, revenue streams and expenses. It also examines emerging industry trends such as open access and the impact on journals financial management. This course is specifically for non-finance budget holders new to budget management or those looking to take on responsibility for journals finance. more >