Intensive Course in Journal Publishing – Hong Kong 2016

    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


    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

    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

    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.

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