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.

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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.

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

New online blended learning workshop launched
Provides an ideal introduction to journals publishing that is accessible worldwide. Discover more.

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 29 March 2017

FULLY REVISED A Marketer's Guide to Data Protection Compliance

The effective use of personal data for the purpose of communicating with customers lies at the heart of successful marketing strategies employed by publishers in the digital and global economy. However, compliance with the law in relation to personal data can feel like a minefield. With new tougher data protection laws in force next year, and the introduction of monetary penalties for breaches of legislation, it is essential that all marketeers have a fundamental understanding of personal data compliance. This course will provide a primer to the key considerations of how to use personal data lawfully in all marketing activities by giving an overview of the existing data protection laws, and explain what publishers can be doing now to ready themselves for the legal changes coming in early 2018. more >

Wednesday 05 April 2017

Introduction to Journals Marketing

An essential introduction to the changing and challenging role of promoting journals in today’s market, reflecting the sector’s increased emphasis on author and society relationships and on ‘input marketing’ – encouraging high quality and therefore marketable content. Delegates will discuss a variety of promotional channels and put their decision-making to the test by working on a case study. more >

Monday 24 April 2017

NEW Introduction to Journals Publishing

Developed from our most popular introductory course this online workshop is now available globally. Part two of this blended learning workshop will provide delegates with an understanding of what makes successful journal, finance and business models as well as the basics of copyright and IP. more >

Tuesday 25 April 2017

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 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 >