Effective Journal Editorial Management (1305EJE)

Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Level 2 (2-3 Years' Experience)
Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ Tel: 0207 419 5489 (Map)

This course introduces the common issues and tasks encountered in journal management. Considering various approaches to effective journal management and relationship building, it enables delegates to build on their skills to be more effective in meeting the day-to-day challenges of journal publishing, changing business models and editorial processes. The emphasis is on practical advice and guidance.
Speakers/ Tutors
Jamie Humphrey
Rebecca Marsh

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


  • What is effective editorial management?
  • Journal development and quality improvement
  • Relationships with key stakeholders in journals publishing
  • Influencing skills and change management
  • Key business issues affecting managing editors and publishers

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 stakeholders’ needs and consider ways to establish effective relationships; have an overview of techniques to manage and improve their journals; have gained advice on how to positively influence stakeholders and implement change; have a brief overview of the essentials of the publishing business and how they affect editorial processes and management, such as contracts, copyright and finances; have discussed experiences and shared ideas with their peers.

Who should attend
This course is aimed at junior managing editors/equivalent editorial personnel, with 1-2 years’ experience.  Staff newly appointed to these positions will also benefit provided they have some previous experience of publishing. It is not suitable for experienced managing editors or publishers with more managerial responsibility. As the editorial role differs between organisations, a questionnaire will be circulated to attendees prior to the course.

Delegate Comments

'Very good for learning practical techniques and tools to improve journals, and opportunity to share creative solutions and best practice with fellow colleagues. ' Beth Edgar, Emerald Group Publishing

'Really useful course covering many aspects and relevant discussions in publishing. Great opportunity to share common problems and tactics. ' Buchi Okereafor, Royal Society Publishing

'The course is a great overview of journal management and covers a good range of issues. Good comprehensive material. A useful guide. ' Hannah Patrick, Cambridge University Press

'The course was clear, to the point and well structured' Ben Holmes, London Mathematical Society

'As an editorial assistant ready to move to the next stage in my career it was very informative' Beccy Ratty, The IET

'Found it extremely useful and very interesting. It addressed many queries that I had. I think the course was run well and in sufficient detail. To add more would mean the need to extend the length of the course.' Lara Finan, IOP Publishing

'The course was pitched exactly right and served to affirm much of what I currently do whilst providing great suggestions for improvement and development. A very useful booklet with additional material for reference and further reading. A resource that will sit on my desk! A great venue and extremely nice refreshments. This was a particularly useful course to discuss and realise how different publishers are developing their journals in the current climate of online development etc.' Rosie Sheridan, Maney Publishing

'Very useful for me as I have recently taken on journal management responsibilities for two journals.' Verity Emmans, Wiley-Blackwell

'As an editorial assistant, this course has given me an excellent insight into management issues.' Eleanor Maddox, The Institute of Engineering & Technology

'Very interesting to see things from alternative perspectives' Louisa Strain, Society for the Study of Addiction

Coordinator: Melissa Marshall
E-Mail: Melissa.Marshall@alpsp.org
Telephone: 01622 871035