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.

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Wednesday 21 September 2016

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors

This course considers ways in which to develop and manage a commercially successful academic journal and book programme. Taking delegates step-by-step through the commissioning process, it aims to provide practical advice, relevant tips and techniques to commission and solicit successful content and titles – from market scanning and community development through to proposal management and eventual publication. It also considers appropriate financial forecasting models more >

Thursday 22 September 2016

The Book Publisher’s Guide to the Galaxy: a discussion of different approaches to marketing, selling and distributing books worldwide

Are you considering, or auditing your existing, international sales opportunities for your books? Our panel of industry experts will provide an overview of different approaches to international markets. They will discuss key issues such as selling foreign language rights, working with third parties to increase reach, the value of attending conferences and trade fairs, as well as the role of print on demand. They will also cover sales and distribution of eBooks, piracy, cross-border selling and cultural considerations. more >

Wednesday 28 September 2016

NEW Effective Social Media for Scholarly Publishers

Social media now offers the opportunity to reach huge audiences around the globe, but how can publishers effectively harness these new tools to achieve their own objectives? This course aims to help you identify how to integrate social media into the marketing communications, and wider promotional plans of your organization regardless of budget or size of publisher, from setting measurable objectives, to practical tips on what works – and what doesn’t - for different platforms. more >

Wednesday 05 October 2016

Introduction to Journals Publishing

This is an essential introductory course covering all aspects of journals publishing for those who are at the beginning of their careers. It covers everything from peer review to online delivery, and provides delegates with a clear understanding of how all the elements in this fast-moving area fit together. Tutors will draw on case studies from their own experience and across all disciplines. more >

Wednesday 05 October 2016

Expanding Public Access to Academic Content: An update from the Access to Research initiative

The Access to Research initiative gives public library users across the UK free access to over 15 million academic articles. Our panel, including a publisher, librarian and implementation representative from the pilot project, will explain how publishers can provide access and how they will benefit in this FREE webinar. more >

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Understanding eJournal Technology

This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind eJournal delivery. Technology has removed the barriers between production, editorial, marketing, sales, customer services and most importantly – the customers. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve. Participants will learn how technology is used throughout the delivery of eJournals from publisher via library to the end-user. more >

Thursday 27 October 2016

Masters in Publishing Webinar Series: From corporate social responsibility to sales and market development - Richard Gedye in conversation with Mark Ware

In the latest Masters in Publishing series webinar, Richard will reflect on the challenges of nurturing markets for published scientific research in conversation with Mark Ware. He will consider how publishers can move from philanthropic supply of content via initiatives like Research4Life to the development of more conventional bilateral commercial relationships. He will consider that in order to effectively and painlessly secure this transition, it will involve a collaborative effort by publishing stakeholders at each end of that spectrum. more >

Friday 04 November 2016

Publication Ethics:Fraud and misconduct

A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic publishing. These can be caused by misbehaving authors (e.g. committing plagiarism or fraud), by abuse of editorial positions and also by conflicts between publishers’ and societies’ commercial interests and principles of editorial freedom and integrity. This course will cover how to detect and deal effectively with possible misconduct and show the importance of having sound ethical policies. While the principles and theories covered are applicable across most publication types, some issues covered will be particularly relevant to journals publishing. more >

Tuesday 08 November 2016

Digital Marketing Skills for the Future: Delivering a great customer experience

There’s no such thing as a linear customer journey – our audiences find their own paths through the multiple channels at their disposal. Through social media, texting, email, web, phone and more, customers control the conversation. And, in such a digitally connected world, they expect a solution to be ready for them when they need it – not when it is convenient for us. This seminar will examine how our digital marketing and communications need to change to meet the demands of today’s customers. More details shortly. more >

Wednesday 09 November 2016

NEW Disruption, Innovation and Creativity: How to generate and implement new ideas in scholarly publishing

The rate of innovation in scholarly publishing is accelerating. Researchers need new services for a changing environment and technology now provides a multitude of options to help. But where do you start, what should you do to respond and how can you successfully implement innovative new ideas within your company? This course will allow delegates to reflect on a changing publishing landscape and understand wider drivers of change. Participants will discuss how to scope out and identify what the community really needs, choose new tools and approaches to generate new ideas, understand how to validate these ideas with the audience, and engage with stakeholders and colleagues to build support for new innovations. Case studies and interactive exercises will demonstrate new agile ways to test assumptions, adapt and revise concepts allowing you to identify the best way to implement change and deliver successful new products. more >