Advanced course in journal publishing – Asia 2019

Please note, this course was previously run as the ‘Intensive Course in Journal publishing’. The format, topics and suggested ability prerequisites remain the same.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for individuals with a few years of experience within scholarly publishing and, is primarily focussed on journals. To gain the most benefit from the course, participants will need to have at least 1-3  years’ publishing experience as junior or middle managers but others with more experience will also find this course to be a useful refresher and an inspiration for their future career. Their 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.

Scope of the course

Experienced practitioners provide intensive training across all of 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 thinking. The intense preparatory team-work, resulting in a society-pitch has become a ‘rite of passage’ for participants.  

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 3rd, 4th, and 5th March 2019 at the hotel even if you work and live in Singapore. 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 


The fee includes accommodation at The Village Hotel Changi for three nights. All meals and all tutorial costs are also included.

Course Director
Bas Straub,

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

Provisional Programme
(Subject to change) 

Sunday 3 March

10 00



Welcome to Singapore and Introduction to the Course
Bas Straub, Konvertus
Lyndsey Dixon, Regional Journals Editorial Director, Taylor and Francis Asia Pacific




Role and Future of STM Journal Publishing
Michael Mabe, Chief Executive Officer, STM


Acquisitions - How, what, why (and within that why do society publishing?)
Lyndsey Dixon, Regional Journals Editorial Director, Taylor and Francis Asia Pacific


Refreshment Break


Publishing Models

Managing Journal Finances
Bas Straub


Introduction to the Case Study
Bas Straub and Lyndsey Dixon



 Monday 4 March

08 30

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


Our Center of the World – What are the current developments in academic journals publishing in Asia
Lyndsey Dixon


Refreshment Break


Journal Development
Lyndsey Dixon




Working with different countries – Cultural Navigator tool
Bas Straub


Lunch followed by work on the case study


Dinner At the home of Professor and Mrs. K. K. Phua, World Scientific

Sponsored by World Scientific Publishing Company

Tuesday 5 March

08 30

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


The Legal Frame of Publishing
Bas Straub


Marketing & Commercial Sales


Research Ethics
Lyndsey Dixon


Research Ethics break-outs


Bas Straub, Konvertus


Lunch – followed by Work on Case Study


Author Services
Bas Straub, Konvertus


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


More work on case study


Dinner followed by putting together of written proposal and power point presentation

Wednesday 6 March

08 30

Presentation of Case Study Proposals          




Discussion and analysis of the case study
Bas Straub, Lyndsey Dixon


Presentation of Certificates


Refreshments and Farewell

Events Terms and Conditions

Where an event has registration fees, 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.

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