Intensive Course in Journal Publishing – Hong Kong 2017

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 29th, 30th and 31st October 2017 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 

Accommodation

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,
Konvertus

Course Tutor
Lyndsey Dixon,  Regional Journals Editorial Director, Taylor and Francis Asia Pacific

Provisional Programme

Date

Sunday October 29th

12.30

Registration

13:00

Lunch

13.30

Welcome to Hong Kong and Introduction to the Course
Bas Straub, Konvertus and Lyndsey Dixon, Taylor & Francis

14.00

Role and Future of STM Journal Publishing
Michael Mabe,
CEO, STM Association

15.00

Publishing Models
Emily Poznanski,
Product Manager, (Open Access Books), De Gruyter

15.45

Refreshment break

16.00

Managing Journal Finances
Bas Straub

17.00

Introduction to the Case Study
Bas Straub and Lyndsey Dixon

   

Date

Monday October 30th

8.30

Questions and Answers about the Case Study
Bas Straub
and Lyndsey Dixon

8.45

Acquisitions
Lyndsey Dixon

9.30

Dissemination & Bibliometrics
Bas Straub

10.45

Refreshment break

11.00

Author Services
Bas Straub

12.00

Journal Development
Lyndsey Dixon

13.00

Lunch followed by work on the case study

   

Date

Tuesday October 31th

8.45

Questions and Answers about the Case Study
Bas Straub
and Lyndsey Dixon

9.00

Journal Production
Avinash Chakravorty, Newgen

10.00

(Pharma) Marketing
Vicky Lam, Publisher, Elsevier

10.45

Refreshment break

11.00

Negotiating & Legal Frame of Publishing
Bas Straub

12.00

Dealing with different cultures; the Soft Skills in Publishing
Bas Straub
and Lyndsey Dixon

13.15

Lunch followed by work on the case study

   

Date

Wednesday November 1st

9.30

Presentation of the Case Study Proposals

12.00

Lunch

12.45

Discussion and Analysis of the Case Study

13.30

Presentation of the Certificates

 


Events Terms and Conditions

Cancellation
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.

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