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 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 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 >

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 >

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 >

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers

This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including acquisition and portfolio development. The course is built around case studies to allow participants to work on simulated scenarios in order to discuss and test ideas and strategies with their peers and the course facilitators. more >

Wednesday 23 November 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 >

Tuesday 06 December 2016

How to Make Content More Discoverable Through SEO

If you’re producing content for the web and want readers to find your products, you need to understand how to make search optimization work for you. This course focuses on the practical things you can do, explains how search engines work, and equips you with the tools to apply all you have learnt immediately. more >