Upcoming 2020 conferences, events and training courses from ALPSP.


The University Press Redux Conference 2020, in association with Cambridge University Press

17-18 March 2020, Churchill College, Cambridge (UK)

About the conference: Redux 2020 will bring together nearly 300 delegates and speakers from across the world – university presses, funders, policy makers, libraries and service providers to provide a platform for key players in the industry to discuss challenges, explore new ideas, and collaborate. Sessions include: OA Books and REF after next.

Event website: https://events.bizzabo.com/redux2020/home

Recent email communications: https://mailchi.mp/7fe34faaa570/upredux-2020-highlights

Contact ALPSP for more information: susie.brown@alpsp.org or lesley.ogg@alpsp.org

ALPSP Annual Conference & Awards 2020

16-18 September 2020, Hilton Manchester Deansgate (UK)

About the conference: The ALPSP Conference provides a friendly forum in which to share information and knowledge, learn about new initiatives, and engage in open discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing publishing today. With expert speakers and a wide ranging programme, our annual event is for everyone in the scholarly publishing community. We also offer a range of sponsorship opportunities for this key event in the calendar, which attracts a high level audience from all sectors of the scholarly communications industry.

Contact ALPSP for more information: susie.brown@alpsp.org or lesley.ogg@alpsp.org

Event website: https://www.alpsp.org/Conference


ALPSP Member Discussion & Networking: Guest speaker – Jean-Claude Burgelman ‘Open Access and Publishing’

25 February 2020, London

Discussion and networking evening for ALPSP members. Join us for our next member networking evening when our guest speaker will be sharing his thoughts on the long term future for Open Access and Publishing.



Case Studies in Collaboration: the next wave of platform hosting initiatives (series of 3)

11, 18 & 27 February – A series of three webinars


TRAINING COURSES (London) – coming up

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct

6 February 2020

This course looks at the main ethical issues that can arise in academic publishing, which could be caused by misbehaving authors, abuse of editorial positions and conflicts between publishers’ and societies’ commercial interests and principles of editorial freedom and integrity. It will be highly practical and hands on, featuring case studies and lots of time for Q&As.


Journal Development (1): Practical plans for improving journal success

13 February 2020

Highly interactive workshop which provides an essential practical introduction to the business of developing journals. Participants will undertake realistic exercises to familiarize themselves with methods of evaluating their current journal (or portfolio) and provide ideas on how they can introduce changes.


Creating an Inclusive Culture

4 March 2020

Focused on actions not rhetoric, this practical course provides the ideal training to equip managers and leaders to promote diversity and inclusion in their workplace. Delegates will receive clear guidance on the legal obligations in this area, together with the tools and frameworks to drive this initiative forward.


Introduction to People Management in Publishing

25 March 2020

Offers new and developing managers a framework and approach to help support the transition into management, along with plenty of practical tips and tools to help them master the essentials and build confidence. Delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences and to explore new ideas and techniques through practical exercises and case studies.


Introduction to Journals Publishing

22 April 2020

An essential introductory course covering the core aspects of journals publishing for those at the beginning of their careers or new to their current role. It provides delegates with a solid foundation and the confidence to discuss and engage with key issues across their own and related functions. Case studies and small group exercises will allow participants to explore the ideas presented and network with their peers.


Introduction to Journals Marketing

30 April 2020

This course provides an introduction to the changing and challenging role of promoting journals in today’s market. Content covers developing plans and working across all marketing channels and reflects on the publishing sector’s increased emphasis on author and society relationships and on ‘input marketing’.


Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board

5 May 2020

A well-regarded course which is a must for editors, publishers and editorial board members. It sets out the essential practical skills required to ensure you have the effective strategies to make your meetings highly successful, where everyone contributes, and decisions are reached.


Project Management for Publishing

13 May 2020

A course relevant to all areas of journal publishing, explores the complexities and unique challenges of running an open access journals programme. It covers different business models, finances, operations, as well as sales and marketing and considers likely future development in this area.


Licensing your Content

20 May 2020

Provides an overview of why licensing is needed, how it works in practice, and the key issues to consider when negotiating and agreeing licenses. It aims to give delegates a full understanding of license arrangements available, and practical guidance in how to manage them. In addition to covering licensing for online content (with a focus on third-party licensing), it also reviews current issues in author licensing, particularly open access and Creative Commons, and discuss recent market trends (such as the EU Digital Single Market) that may impact licensing activity.


Fundamentals of Finance for Publishers

3 June 2020

An essential and in-depth look at finances with an overview of profitability, revenue streams and expenses is covered. The course also examines emerging industry trends such as open access and the impact on journals financial management. It is specifically for non-finance budget holders new to budget management or those looking to take on responsibility for finance in publishing.


Understanding Copyright

17 June 2020

The course provides a great introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice. Delegates will gain an understanding of the legal publishing landscape and be able to make sense of their organization’s contracts. Includes an interactive session with our industry expert to answer specific questions. 


Effective Social Media for Scholarly Publishers

24 June 2020

This popular course, relevant to a variety of publishing roles, sets out how to integrate and optimize social media into the marketing and wider promotional plans. It covers all aspects of planning and delivering successful campaigns including practical tips on what works for different platforms. 


More events in 2020 (June-December)

Fundamentals of Finance for Publishers3 June 2020, London
Understanding Copyright17 June 2020, London
Effective Social Media for Scholarly Publishers24 June 2020, London
Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact – sessions one and two, 1 & 8 July 2020Online
Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets8 July 2020, London
Growing Successful Open Access Journals9 September 2020, London
ALPSP Annual Conference and Awards16-18 September 2020, Manchester
Introduction to Sales Management in Scholarly Publishing: Selling to libraries, academics and institutions23 September 2020, London
Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors30 September 2020, London
How Journals Work: A complete introduction – sessions one and two, 7 & 20 October 2020Online
An Introduction to Agile Project Management for Publishing21 October 2020, London
Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers11 November 2020, London
Understanding Copyright11 November 2020Online

The full listing of all training and events can be found here: https://www.alpsp.org/Events-Training