Training

Browse our courses below or use the search box to find what you need. Request your copy of the ALPSP Training Brochure or download a pdf copy here

2017 Training Brochure Cover

ALPSP training is devised and delivered by publishers for publishers with direction from our industry Professional Development 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.

New online Introduction to Journals Publishing courses launched

These have been designed to provide an ideal introduction to the world of scholarly publishing, and are available wherever you are based. We've taken our face-to-face course and divided the topics up into two online sessions (both with workbooks, follow up sessions with the tutor, a publishing quiz, certificates etc) The next session runs on 5 December.  Discover more here

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 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 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 >