We are redeveloping our training provision and our online courses are currently not available.


ALPSP eLearning - by publishers, for publishers

ALPSP eLearning gives you access to training when you need it. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

These courses are convenient, cost effective, immediate, highly interactive and full of essential up-to-date information. You'll have access to an online tutor, a substantial resources centre and a discussion forum for a full 3 months.

We've now 3 demos available, offering up to 1 hour of training each (International Copyright, Introduction to Journals Publishing and Citation Analysis for Publishers). Why not get some free training and assess the suitability of our online courses at the same time?

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Delegate feedback:

“I found the links in the study notes, the ‘Useful PDFs’ and the ‘Welcome to the Resource Center’ all
very informative, nicely organized, and easy to follow. Fantastic workshop
" Diane McCauley, American
Society of Plant Biologists

“The contents are profuse and very helpful for beginners who are interested and involved in journal publishing work.” (introduction to Journals Publishing) Dr Lin Huo,  Biochemical Journal China

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Citations are a tool by which publishers can monitor and evaluate the success of their publishing programme. In a journal publishing context, the term bibliometrics is most commonly used to refer to the analysis of citations between journal articles. This course provides an overview of bibliometrics with particular reference to journal metrics such as the Impact Factor, Eigenfactor, and SNIP indicator. Specific attention is given to characteristics and differences between citation indexes, and this eLearning course will test your knowledge of these with questions and answer exercises and quizzes throughout.
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This course provides an essential introduction to international copyright laws and how they are incorporated into the work of scholarly and academic publishers. Using a mixture of detailed reading resources and interactive activities delegates will gain an understanding of copyright (and associated) laws, and be able to make sense of their own organisation’s contracts and licences. By the end of the course participants will also be able to suggest and implement good practice into their work and the business of their companies. The course is based around 8 modules and in addition to extensive resources on the topics, it also provides interactive activities to test understanding.
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An introduction to the changing and challenging role of promoting journals in today's market. Expectations of editorial boards can be high, and marketing staff need to be able to produce a plan, which is impressive to editors, delivers results and is achievable. This course will help you to understand how the marketing mix works most effectively in journals marketing; review and discuss hot topics affecting journals publishing and marketing today; understand the benefits of a good marketing plan; monitor results and develop confidence in working in-house and external editors.
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An introduction to all aspects of journals publishing for those at the beginning of their careers. It deals with everything from peer review to online delivery, and provides a clear overview of how all the elements in this fast-moving area fit together. This course will help you understand the role of the editor and editorial office; what happens to a paper after acceptance; how journal finances work; the subscription cycle, subscription agents and customer service. It will help you to appreciate what goes into a journal marketing plan and how it is executed; and to be aware of some of the threats and opportunities in the future for journal publishers.
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Whether your production facility remains in-house or you have an outsourced arrangement, a knowledge of underlying technologies and associated jargon is essential. This course will help you to understand the types of manuscript submission and typesetting systems available; comprehend the basics of XML/SGML and DTDs; recognize the benefits of pre-flighting software, be aware of common problems with PDFs; and understand best practice for general housekeeping of electronic files.
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New eLearning Intermediate courses: Citation Analysis for Publishers, International Copyright

ALPSP Members: £245 (+ VAT where applicable)
Non Members: £345 (+ VAT where applicable)

Introductory eLearning courses:  Introduction to Journals Publishing, Fundamentals of eProduction, Introduction to Journals Marketing
ALPSP Members: £150 (+ VAT where applicable)
Non Members: £195 (+ VAT where applicable

Fees include access to the course for 1 person for 3 months.

How to book:  complete the online booking form. Payment may be by invoice or credit card. As soon as payment has been received, you will be issued with a code to access the course on the eLearning site.

Bulk purchase and licensing options are also available.

Cancellations: Please note that no refund can be made after we have received payment and issued the access code. Full Booking terms and conditions.

If you have any queries or questions don't hesitate to contact us:
Amanda Whiting: email, +44 (0)1865 247776