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Essential Course for all your Journal Editors, March 2010, Oxford


Places still available but please note that this course is 
booking up fast:

How to be a Successful Journal Editor
Thursday 25 - Friday 26 March 2010, Oxford

A 1.5 day course for Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Board members 
and Managing Editors.

Organised by PSP Consulting in association with ALPSP and 
supported by the European Association of Science Editors (EASE 
<http://www.ease.org.uk/> ).

Many editors may have excellent academic knowledge, but do they 
know how to maximise the potential of their journal - meeting the 
needs of authors, readers, owners/publishers and the public 
(industry, professions, researchers and others)? This course has 
been run for 13 years, during which time it has successfully 
trained over 250 medical editors. It has now been adapted for 
editors in other disciplines.

Delegate Comment:

An excellent interactive course. Teaching and presentation 
excellent, 2009 delegate.


Editors are expected to not only accredit good content, but to 
take an active role in managing, developing and promoting their 
publication in both print and online. To be successful takes not 
only excellent academic knowledge and judgement, but also 
understanding of how to maximise the potential of a journal.

This course is designed to allow editors the space to meet peers 
and discuss successful techniques for developing their journal - 
meeting the needs of authors, readers, their publishers and the 
public (industry, professions, research, etc.).

Course objectives

By the end of the two days, editors will have an action plan for 
their journal, to help them manage their workflows, develop the 
journal strengths and minimise its weaknesses.

They will also be able to:

*identify strategies for increasing the success of their journal;

*apply a range of techniques to attract - and keep - high calibre 

*use a range of techniques to increase the chances of the journal 
being read and understood;

*understand the importance of transparent and accurate reporting 
of scientific content;

*set up copy flow and reviewing systems that will meet the needs 
of journal, authors and readers;

*understand the roles of the editor in relation to the journal 
owner and publisher, their authors, and the public;

*understand and meet their ethical responsibilities.


1.Editors & the world of publishing - understanding the world of 
journals, building strategies for dealing with owners and 
publishers, what being an editor means.

2.Enhancing readership - choosing the 'right' balance of 
contents, using design to influence readership, improving the 
likelihood of text being read and understood.

3.Attracting good authors - setting up strategies to encourage 
good authors and to keep them, establishing smooth production and 
reviewing systems.

4.Keeping the public's trust - managing pressures from different 
outside sources, ethics and the responsibilities of editing, 
juggling workloads.

A guest speaker will give an after-dinner talk at the workshop 

Who should attend (and who should not):  This course is most 
suitable for those in the early stages of their careers as an 
editor, and those wishing to meet others performing the same role 
in other publications.

The course is not aimed at those looking for a course on writing 
articles, technical editing or peer review/critical appraisal.

Further information: 

Courses for 2010 are on our web site at: 

Barbara Holmes
Training Administrator
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Email: trainingadmin@alpsp.org <mailto:trainingadmin@alpsp.org>
ALPSP Web Site: www.alpsp.org <http://www.alpsp.org/>