Past Events

If you missed an ALPSP seminar and would like to catch-up on what was covered, access to the slides and audio recordings for previous events are available to members here.

You may access recordings of Member webinars here.

Thursday 29 November 2018

How to Grow your Business in China: Sales and distribution

The third in our series of three webinars which aim to convey critical information for academic publishers who want to grow their business in China. China is a big potential market for international publishers – in terms of a growing number of papers (for years China has been the nation with the world’s second highest paper output after the US), but also with regards to growing need for education and need for access to knowledge in English language. That said, China is different from other key markets, due to specific regulations for content distribution (editorially, logistically) and for use of internet resources (social marketing, SEO). more >

Thursday 15 November 2018

Innovate or Perish? Lessons Learnt from Innovators & New Players Or How to Think Like a Startup

In an evolving landscape it’s critical that organizations foster a culture that can effectively drive and implement relevant innovations in a timely way. As new technologies emerge and new entrants disrupt traditional markets, publishing organizations are challenged to adapt in order to survive and thrive in the long term. Creating an innovative culture is just one part of the puzzle - how have other organizations addressed this issue? What tools and approaches can be utilised? What resources are needed? Can a startup be built from within? What lessons can be learnt from innovators and start-ups within the scholarly communications ecosystem? Join us for an agile discussion on how to think like a startup - to drive innovation and remove the barriers within. more >

Thursday 25 October 2018

How to Grow your Business in China: Marketing and social media

The second in our series of three webinars focusing on China, this event aims to convey critical information for academic publishers who want to grow their business in China. China is a big potential market for international publishers – in terms of a growing number of papers (for many years China has been the nation with the world’s second highest paper output after the US), but also with regards to a growing need for education and access to knowledge in the English language. That said, China is different from other key markets, due to specific regulations for content distribution (editorially, logistically) and for the use of internet resources (social marketing, SEO). more >

Thursday 18 October 2018

Brand Building the Scholarly Author

Over the last few years the focus on building the academic 'brand' has increased, with many HE Institutions now running sessions for their PhD students and early career researchers on best practice in creating an online profile and presence within their virtual communities. Helping an academic author understand the importance of this type of profile, combined with where their work is being found on the internet, read and cited from, is of major benefit to the publisher. Join us for this webinar that will assist the publisher in understanding these benefits and additionally discuss tools available to harness and understand online discoverability data. more >

Wednesday 03 October 2018

Preprints: Policy and process considerations

Acceptance of preprints as a scholarly publications format is growing quickly, with deposits to preprint platforms across many different disciplines surging. With this growth comes important policy and process considerations for journal publishers and society meeting and communications staff. more >

Thursday 20 September 2018

How to Grow your Business in China: Editorial strategy

The first in our series of three webinars, this event aims to convey critical information for academic publishers who want to grow their business in China. China is a big potential market for international publishers – in terms of a growing number of papers (for many years China has been the nation with the world’s second highest paper output after the US), but also with regards to a growing need for education and access to knowledge in the English language. That said, China is different from other key markets, due to specific regulations for content distribution (editorially, logistically) and for the use of internet resources (social marketing, SEO). more >

Thursday 12 July 2018

The Power of Partnership and Collaboration in the Publishing Industry

In this seminar we’ll explore real examples of the strategic partnerships and innovative collaborations being forged in the publishing community to achieve economies of scale, a stronger shared infrastructure, technological innovation and push the boundaries of the publishing model. more >

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing: Public engagement with scholarly research

In our industry, scholarly authors write for their peers, using terms and techniques appropriate for their audience. But their results are also often of interest to a broader audience, particularly findings that impact on everyday lives. So how can we explain complex concepts to a lay audience? Do the filters that exist in modern media channels distort messages and undermine the trust that the public might have in science and academia? What approaches can be deployed to stop this happening? more >

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing: The reproducibility opportunity

Truth can sometimes be taken for granted in academic research: the use of a scientific framework to test a concept, followed by publication of the results in a peer-reviewed article, mean the output is often assumed to be right without further verification. But when attempts are made to replicate a study, it can be difficult to attain the same results and, when stories of research being irreproducible reach the general public, confidence in scientific rigour can be undermined. So, what can be done to combat irreproducibility? This webinar will outline the challenges and look at what can be done to address them, including new ways to support transparent research and replication studies. more >

Thursday 26 April 2018

Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing: Publishing without perishing

Scholarly publishing can sometimes appear to have a conflict at its heart: the concept of “publish or perish” rewards a high publication rate and novel, newsworthy output, which is not always the same as research that advances human knowledge. How can scholarly publishers reconcile their desire to serve the research community with their commercial need to benefit from it? This webinar will explore the role publishers play in communicating research, what the limiting factors are, and how best these might be overcome to improve dissemination of knowledge. more >

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Marketing and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

A one hour webinar that will equip you with all you need to know about the forthcoming GDPR and how it will affect your marketing. more >

Thursday 30 November 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Getting ready for May 2018

What you need to know about GDPR for May 2018 more >

Thursday 26 October 2017

Metadata & Discoverability 101 for Books

Do you have a well rounded discovery strategy for books? Is your content visible via the right discovery channels? Good quality metadata, adherence to standards and keeping up with the latest trends and developments are key to ensuring publishers' strategies in this area remain current and competitive. This webinar provides a practical overview of the critical components of a successful metadata/discoverability strategy for books. more >

Wednesday 04 October 2017

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 >

Thursday 29 June 2017

What's New in Journal Metrics? CiteScore and more

In this webinar Chris James, Product Manager for Research Metrics and Ludo Waltman PhD, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University examine recent innovations in journal metrics and provide an overview of CiteScore metrics. more >