Advanced course in journal publishing – Japan 2019

STM Association organises the Advanced course in journal publishing in Singapore (March) and Hong Kong (October).

STM are now investigating a two-day advanced course in journal publishing aimed at Senior Publishing, Sales and Marketing Managers and Directors in scholarly publishing houses based in Japan.

The course will be held on Thursday, April 25th and Friday, April 26th 2019. Delegates are invited to arrive on the evening of Wednesday, April 24th for a get together over drinks.


The course is aimed at scholarly publishing houses in Japan. The programme will offer delegates an up-to-date insight into the current, worldwide developments within journal publishing. In addition, it will focus on the specific needs of senior sales and marketing managers to influence stakeholders within the publishing ecosystem in Japan.

Who should attend?

The course is primarily aimed at senior manager or director level leaders and aimed at not only ‘editorial’ and ‘publishing’ roles but equally at sales, marketing and other roles.

Scope of the course

Enhanced bibliometrics; a hands-on look at how (not only citation) data can help you develop your portfolio.

Changing business models; how Open Access is changing publishing models.

Developments in publishing; Topics include; are we seeing a change in peer-review. What does ‘Project Deal’ mean for the “big deal” model in Japan and worldwide?

Start-ups to watch: Over the last years we have seen a plethora of new start-ups within the publishing industry; think of Peerwith, Publons, Peerage of Science, Elsevier’s Pure, to name a few. The course will give an overview of these initiatives and show what they can mean for publishing, and how they might be affected by mergers and acquisitions within the publishing industry.

Beyond Sales; advocacy in government, academia and corporations to reach common agendas:
An important factor for success in Japan is how well companies can influence key decision makers in government, academia and corporations. The process is far less direct and takes more time than in other parts of the world. Local experts will discuss how these processes can be conducted in a Japanese setting.

What are the relevant ministries in Japan and the role of officials and what are best practice in interactions with them. We look at how government departments in Japan are structured, the various roles that individuals play in those departments, and provide hints on working more closely with senior government officials and influencers within government departments, NGOs and other organizations.


The Yumoto Fujiya Hotel in Hakone, is holding a block of rooms at a rate of 17,430 yen per person per night (24th & 25th April 2019) including breakfast, service charge and tax.

Please register BEFORE FEBRUARY 24th, 2019. Jo Dinnage will then make your hotel arrangements for you to pay on checkout.


For more information about organisational matters please contact Jo Dinnage 

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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.