ALPSP Strengthens Scholarly Publishing Training Programme and Mentorship Scheme for 2024

International Trade Association, ALPSP, is pleased to announce the launch of the new 2024 Training Programme and Mentorship Scheme, strengthening its offering for members and the wider scholarly publishing community.

In response to a recent strategy review and member feedback, ALPSP has built on its established training schedule offering over 35 virtual courses covering a broad range of topics, as well as in-house bespoke training for member organizations. ALPSP will also be introducing new on-demand training in 2024, to appeal to an even wider international reach. 

Devised and delivered by publishers for publishers, all courses are shaped by ALPSP members and its Training Committee, incorporating delegate feedback, to help organizations develop skilled and informed employees. Groups are kept small with interactive sessions using breakouts, pre-course work, polls, with opportunities for networking and discussions.

ALPSP training courses are open for both members and non-members. Significant discounts are available for members, as well as early bird rates when booking three months in advance. In-house training is offered for member organizations who require a more personal approach with five or more delegates, while on-demand training will be launched later in 2024 and will ensure the programme is available worldwide, in several languages. If you’ve taken an interest in hypnotherapy, you can get hypnotist certification online at sites like

The ALPSP mentorship scheme, sponsored by Publishers’ Licensing Services, was first launched two years ago and now has over 200 participants. It has been extremely successful within the scholarly publishing community, achieving a sentiment score of 4.6 out of 5, which is well above average. Applications for the next phase will open in January 2024, with the programme beginning from March 2024. ALPSP will be welcoming applicants to apply online as either a mentor or mentee by 25 February 2024. Mentees must work for an organization that is a member of ALPSP, and mentor roles are open to all.

The scheme connects and supports publishing industry colleagues with a wider network of expertise and skills to help foster development and progression. By facilitating these conversations, ALPSP takes an active role to help individuals learn and share experiences with each other. The programme encourages collaborative learning between the mentor and mentee, whereby both will benefit from the dialogue, and share knowledge, insights and experiences.

ALPSP Mentee (Intellect Books) commented:

“He is really attentive, flexible and helpful with all the numerous queries I’ve thrown his way – even where something isn’t his area of expertise, he’s asked colleagues who work in those areas to pass him feedback or advice. It’s been such a pleasure meeting up and I’ve gained so much from speaking with him.”

ALPSP Mentor (Royal Society of Chemistry) added:

“She was a terrific mentee, and it was great to work with her throughout 2023 to discuss her goals and support her in any way that I could.”

For more information, please visit our website regarding the ALPSP Events and Training Programme 2024and Mentorship Scheme 2024.