SPARC 2014 Open Access Meeting - 03 Mar 2014 The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has announced panel topics and invites participants to register for the SPARC Open Access Meeting set to take place in Kansas City on March 3–4, 2014. To register and to see more details about the event, visit the SPARC Open Access Meeting 2014 website (http://www.sparc.arl.org/events/oa14).
ALPSP Training Course: Developing Open Access and Hybrid Journals - 05 Mar 2014 The aim of this course is to introduce staff from all areas of journals publishing to the complexities and unique challenges of running an open access journal or journals programme. Delegates will participate in discussion of open access journals and experiment with financial modelling, enabling them to gain an understanding of the necessary steps to take when establishing and maintaining both full and hybrid open access journals. (full day)
ALPSP Training Course: Introduction to Journals Publishing - 12 Mar 2014 This is an essential introductory course covering all aspects of journals publishing for those who are at the beginning of their careers. It covers everything from peer review to online delivery, and provides delegates with a clear understanding of how all the elements in this fast-moving area fit together. (full day)
ALPSP Training Course: Strategic Journals Finance - 19 Mar 2014 This course is essential for middle and senior publishing managers, who meet a multiplicity of financial problems in managing a journals portfolio. The workshop will introduce finance and accounting problems that managers face at senior level, and ensure they have the tools to deal with these effectively. (full day)
ALPSP Seminar: What do researchers want...and what are we doing about it? - 20 Mar 2014 Understanding the needs of researchers, students and lecturers is central to our survival as publishers and a core part of our mission yet is not always given enough time or energy. Indeed, recent presentations at UKSG and ALPSP from young researchers have caused surprise and stimulated debate. It’s essential we understand how research is done and what we are doing to advance that research.