Intensive Course in Journal Publishing – Hong Kong 2016

Intensive Course in Journal Publishing – Hong Kong 2016

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For full details and to book please click here to visit the STM Association events page.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for people working in scholarly publishing and primarily with journals. To gain the most benefit from the course, the ideal participant will need to have at least one – three years publishing experience as junior or middle manager but others with more experience will find the course a useful refresher and an inspiration for their future career. The experience may be in editorial, sales, marketing or content management roles, but the course is also valuable for people working in other roles such as finance, web publishing and technology, or customer service. Experience has shown that participants moving into journal publishing from other publishing sectors can also benefit.

Scope of the course

Experienced practitioners provide intensive training in all the publishing operations and roles in STM, social science and humanities. As in the previous years of this successful training event the course uses the case study method — involving the students in competitive business problem solving. The case study also enables the students to share their existing experience and insight, incorporating newly learned skills and insights. Scholarly publishing products come in various formats – e-journals, e-Books, databases, mobile applications and, of course, print. While the course focuses on journals, other products will be put in context of the typical publishing programme.

Organisation of the course

An outline of the topics covered and the speakers invited is provided below. The presentations have been devised to encourage interaction and the programme is more flexible that it looks in order to allow for more detailed discussions of what emerge as key areas of interest and concern. It is anticipated that all “spare” time will generally be devoted to the case study. It will therefore be necessary to stay the nights of 6th, 7th, and 8th November 2016 at the hotel even if you work and live in Hong Kong. All participants should strongly consider bringing their laptops. All participants will take part in their teams oral and written presentations but it will be understood that for some of those attending English is not the first language.

For more information about organisational matters please contact Jo Dinnage

Accommodation

The fee includes accommodation at Auberge Discovery Bay Hotel for three nights. All meals and all tutorial costs are also included.

Course Director
Bas Straub
Magknowlia

Course Tutor
Lyndsey Dixon,  Regional Journals Editorial Director, Taylor and Francis Asia Pacific

Provisional Programme (Subject to change)

Sunday 6 November

10 30 Registration
11 15 Welcome to Hong Kong and Introduction to the Course
Bas Straub, Magknowlia
Lyndsey Dixon, Regional Journals Editorial Director, Taylor and Francis Asia Pacific
12 00 Lunch
12 45 Role and Future of STM Journal Publishing
Michael Mabe, Chief Executive Officer, STM
13 30 Publishing Models
Bas Straub, Magknowlia
14 30 Acquisitions – How, what, why (and within that why do society publishing?)
Lyndsey Dixon, Regional Journals Editorial Director, Taylor and Francis Asia Pacific
15 45 Refreshment Break
16 00 Managing Journal Finances
Bas Straub
17 00 Introduction to the Case Study
Bas Straub
and Lyndsey Dixon
18 00 Work on case study
19 00 Dinner followed by work on case study

 

Monday 7 November

08 30 Questions and Answers about the Case Study
Bas Straub and Lyndsey Dixon
09 00 Our Center of the World – What are the current developments in academic journals publishing in Asia
David Green, Global Journals Publishing Director, Taylor and Francis
10 15 Refreshment Break
10 30 Journal Development
11 45 Dissemination
Peter Arbuthnott, Senior Consultant, Ingenta
12 30 Author Services
Trevor Lane
,
Education Director & Senior Publishing Consultant, Edanz Group
13 30 Lunch followed by work on the case study
16 00 Refreshment Break
17 30 Break
18 00 Dinner

 

Tuesday 8 November

08 15 Questions and Answers about the Case Study
Bas Straub and Lyndsey Dixon
08 45 Journal Production
09 45 Refreshment Break
10 00 Pharma Marketing
Vicky Lam
, Publisher, Elsevier
11 15 The Legal Frame of Publishing
Bas Straub
12 00 Bibliometrics
Charlie Rapple
, Co-founder, Kudos
13 00 Lunch – followed by Work on Case Study
16 00 Refreshment break
16 15 Questions and Answers about the Case Study
Bas Straub and Lyndsey Dixon
16 30 More work on case study
19 00 Dinner followed by putting together of written proposal and power point presentation
22 00 Deadline for delivery to course tutors of case study written proposals

 

Wednesday 9 November

08 15 Presentation of Case Study Proposals
11 30 Refreshment Break 
12 00 Soft Skills in Publishing
13 00 Lunch
13 30 Discussion and analysis of the case study
Bas Straub, Lyndsey Dixon
15 15 Presentation of Certificates
15 30 Refreshments and Farewell

Events Terms and Conditions

Cancellation
Cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before an event are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds can be made for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the event date, however, substitutions may be made free of charge at any time.

Insurance
Registration fees do not include insurance. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.

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