Announcing the launch of the 2010 Certificate in Journals Publishing
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies in association with The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) announce the successful launch of the 2010 Certificate in Journals Publishing. This professional development course – aimed at those in the early stages of their career – kicked off on February 11th with a welcome lunch for the nine industry students who have enrolled for 2010.
The Certificate offers students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of journals publishing and gain a professional qualification recognised by ALPSP from Oxford Brookes University. Successful students also gain credits towards a Masters degree at Oxford Brookes.
Sarah Cunningham, a 2009 Certificate in Journals Publishing student, commented “I found the taught part of the course immensely useful. It has given me a much more in-depth understanding of the journals publishing industry and the issues surrounding journals publishing”.
The Certificate provides students with a deeper understanding of the current issues, practices and techniques in journals publishing, including open access, institutional repositories, new business models, and the wider political, academic and economic context. The course also gives students currently working in the publishing industry excellent opportunities for networking
The programme is led by Steve Ball, Senior Lecturer and Field Chair in Publishing, who researches key issues in academic publishing including journal publishing and scholarly communication, editorial functions and the interplay between publishing and politics. He is the author of the forthcoming book Inside Journal Publishing (Routledge, 2012).
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is one of the leading centres for publishing education in the world, with a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching, research and consultancy. Our students come from all over the world to take high-quality courses in the largest department in Europe, and we carry out bespoke training and consultancy for publishing organizations worldwide.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the international association for nonprofit publishers and those who work with them. It is the only international association representing all types of nonprofit publishers, and is the largest trade association for scholarly and professional publishers. ALPSP has more than 360 members in 36 countries, publishing scholarly content in many different ways. Over 10,000 journals are published by ALPSP members as well as numerous books, reports, databases and other products and services.