ALPSP Training Course: Introduction to Journals Publishing (1305IJP)

Thursday 9th May 2013
General Publishing
Level 1 (1-2 Years' Experience)
Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ Tel: 0207 419 5489 (Map)

This is an essential introductory course covering all aspects of journals publishing for those who are at the beginning of their careers. It covers everything from peer review to online delivery, and provides delegates with a clear understanding of how all the elements in this fast-moving area fit together.
Speakers/ Tutors
Anna Norman
Susan Lord

Prices: Member £355.00 plus VAT (please log in for this price), Non Member £515.00 plus VAT.


  • Roles in journal publishing
  • Authors: why they publish, what they want, article types
  • Intellectual Property
  • Publishing ethics
  • Subscriptions, licensing and consortia
  • Other means of access to content: open access, philanthropic arrangements, pay-per-view
  • Online journals: publisher sites, aggregators
  • Print distribution
  • Fulfilment and customer service
  • Marketing
  • Measures of success (metrics, financial performance)
  • Some issues: online archiving/repositories; libraries and pricing; the evolving journal

This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00

By the end of the course delegates will be able to
Understand the role of the editor and editorial office; know what happens to a paper after acceptance; understand how journal finances work; know about the subscription cycle, subscription agents and customer service; appreciate what goes into a journal marketing plan and how it is executed; and be aware of some of the threats and opportunities in the future for journal publishers.

Who should attend:
All those new to journals publishing, working in production, editorial, marketing or subscriptions; also those who have been out of this area for several years and are seeking a refresher.

Please note: this event is also available as an online course - see details here

Delegate Comments

'It gave me a good overall insight of journal publishing. ' Marleen Moore, Springer

'An excellent course which thoroughly covers all basic aspects of journal publishing. The content was pitched at exactly the right level and pace and the course delivery was extremely professional.' David Spencer, Taylor & Francis

'I am brand new to publishing so was a nice overview. Pleased course material was printed. ' Helen Gorham, Cambridge University Press

'Gained good insight into marketing strategies for journal publishing. Also learnt more about subscriptions. ' Imran Ahmed, Portland Press

'A fantastic course, whether you are new to publishing or have been working a few years - an excellent and thorough course. ' Fran Lee, BMJ

'Very useful and excellent speakers - very upbeat!' Kelly Horwood, BMJ

'An excellent overview of publishing, really like the group sessions' Sally Thompson, Springer

'A very comprehensive course with extremely competent speakers - thank you!' Danielle Northcott, Oxford University Press

'Great overview of the publishing world especially for someone new to the industry like me. ' Neha Mistry, Oxford University Press

'A good general overview on journal publishing. Very useful and comprehensive introduction. ' Alessy Beaver, MacKeith Press

Coordinator: Melissa Marshall
Telephone: 01622 871035