Events & Training

ALPSP DevelopScholarly publishing is evolving: have you got the right skills and knowledge to thrive?

We help members keep up-to-date on the skills and knowledge required to be successful in scholarly publishing. We do this through a series of seminars, webinars, training courses and the ALPSP Conference. We also offer unlimited member-only discounts to all our events and training.

Our monthly Events and Training Bulletin includes details of all forthcoming ALPSP events. View a copy here and email info@alpsp.org to sign up.

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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Licensing your Content

Licensing content has rapidly become a key component of the academic publishing environment, but why is this needed and what are the practicalities? What are the key issues to be aware of and consider when negotiating a licence? This course will outline the development of licensing on various platforms including print and online (and mobile). It will also cover current issues around author licensing, open access and the use of Creative Commons licences, and will give delegates a full understanding of the growing range of licence arrangements that are now available for all content. 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 >

Wednesday 05 July 2017

How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Digital Universe - POSTPONED

The pace of change in scholarly communication technology is accelerating. In a relatively short period, digital publishing enabled the development of a new business model - open access - and it's only a few short years ago that article and alternative metrics appeared on the radar. These innovations constantly promise to disrupt and reform scholarly communication but how do we make sense of these changes as a publisher? more >

Thursday 06 July 2017

NEW Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board

One in three meetings are not nearly as productive as they could be, and only 50% of members actively contribute. Most editorial board meetings have broad agendas and try to cover everything, but very few decisions are actually made. This course will provide you with the essential practical skills to make your meetings highly effective, where everyone contributes and all necessary decisions are reached. more >

Wednesday 12 July 2017

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 will help you to integrate social media into the marketing communications and wider promotional plans of your organization, regardless of budget or size of publisher. It will include setting measurable objectives, practical tips on what works - and what doesn’t - for different platforms. more >

Thursday 21 September 2017

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 28 September 2017

NEW Competition Law: Sales essentials webinar series

Antitrust and competition laws govern the competitive process and promote fair and open competition. They are intended to ensure that the best products are available at the lowest prices to the greatest number of consumers, and to protect consumers and the process. These laws generally forbid agreements or joint actions between competitors regarding prices, bids, product or territory allocations, customers or suppliers; agreements or joint actions between suppliers and customers that restrain or tend to reduce competition; and conduct by a single entity that is intended to establish or maintain a dominant market position or monopoly. Violations of these laws can lead to severe monetary fines for companies and fines and even imprisonment for individuals. This webinar will focus on good practice and how to conduct your publishing business in a legally compliant way. 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 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 >

Thursday 02 November 2017

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership

This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind online journal delivery, and help delegates understand the challenges faced by libraries in providing readers with access to their journals. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve. Participants will learn how technologies influence the delivery of journals from publisher via library to the end-user. more >