Careers Hub

Careers Hub web page sponsored by PLS

Welcome to our Careers Hub, a growing resource which provides essential introductions to a wide selection of topics across scholarly publishing.

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For a limited period, the content will be free to access for all, and then most will be available only to members. Join ALPSP here. Information is predominantly knowledge based and constantly evolving so make sure that you check back regularly for new content or follow us: (via Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook).

Current videos/podcasts have been created predominantly by members of ALPSP committees and tutors. Relevant content is welcome from all. If you would like to contribute please contact us. Guidelines for recording a video/podcast
Please note that affiliations are correct at the time of posting. 

Please see the bottom of this page for latest links to best careers information. 

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What is a Journal? (8 minutes)
Simon Linacre, Cabells 

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  Introduction to Scholarly Publishing (10 minutes)
Simon Linacre, Cabells 

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An Introduction to DORA 
(4 minutes)
Claire Moulton, The Company of Biologists and Anna Hatch, DORA 

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An Introduction to Open Access and Business Models 
(10 minutes)
Dan Pollock, Silicon Guru 

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An Introduction to Publishers' Licensing Services (PLS) 
(3 minutes)
Clare Zubkowska, Publishers' Licensing Services 

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Building and Nurturing a Network 
(11 minutes)
Merlin Fox, Artech House and Sophia Anderton, British Institute of Radiology

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Commissioning Content 
(10 minutes)
Merlin Fox, Artech House and Sophia Anderton, British Institute of Radiology

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Influencing Styles 
(9 minutes)
Mark Thomas, Glass Box Thinking

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Publication Ethics 
(16 minutes)
Randy Townsend, American Geophysical Union

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Transformative Journals 
(3 minutes)
Claire Moulton, The Company of Biologists

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Transparent Metrics 
(6 minutes)
Claire Moulton, The Company of Biologists

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Preprints and Preprint Curation
(10 minutes)
Helen Robertson, The Company of Biologists

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What is a Journal Workflow? (10 minutes)
Simon Linacre, Cabells

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My Life in Scholarly Publishing 
(8 minutes)
Peter Ashman, former CEO BMJ and Chair of ALPSP

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An Introduction to Open Access Books Models
(13 minutes)
Frances Pinter, Central European University Press

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How to get the best from your Editorial Board
(12 minutes)
Mark Thomas, Glass Box Thinking and May Copsey, Royal Society of Chemistry

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Launching New Journals (16 minutes)
Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting


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  What is a Books Workflow? (10 minutes)
Niall Kennedy, Peter Lang International Academic Publishers

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Other useful resources to help your career development: 

  • IFIS have many useful videos here on journals publishing
  • Learned Publishing Journal: Members can access all LP articles - the latest research and debate on topics of particular relevance now.
  • Redwood Publishing Recruitment: advice on CVs, covering letters, interviewing etc: 
  • The International Bunch have many great resources for publishers
  • Atwood Tate, advice on CV writing, covering letters, interview techniques etc.
  • Alert newsletter: Stay updated on the latest news and developments in scholarly publishing and communications
  • Training programme: Choose from over 30 different ALPSP courses to develop your knowledge in the industry (discounts and further early bird prices for members).

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