Journals Quickstarter Training OnDemand

On-Demand Training Course

This collection of content items will provide users with a complete overview of the academic journals ecosystem, giving them the “quick start” they need to navigate this evolving landscape. The training is composed of several “modules” touching on all major facets of journals publishing—financial skills and business models; marketing, editorial and production; data and decision making; and the tools and technology of journals publishing—each led by experts in their respective fields. 

The course has been designed especially for earlier- to mid-career professionals currently working in journals and hoping to gain a more rounded perspective on the journals publishing environment.  It will also be useful to vendors, librarians, and book publishers who wish to enhance their understanding of journals publishing. Access to modules is valid for 6 months from time of purchase. 


Module 1 The Business of Academic Publishing
  Sarah Tegen, American Chemical Society
  • Financial skills
  • P&L’s – What’s important?
  • Assessing financial success of a journal
  • Other business considerations, including launching a new journal and flipping a journal to OA
Module 2 Journal Business Models
  Jean Shipman, Retired, VP Global Library Relations, Elsevier and Librarian Emerita, University of Utah
Wendy Newsham, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers
Brett Rubinstein
  • Customers/stakeholders
  • Subscriptions
  • Consortia and multi-site licensing
  • OA models, including hybrid and Read and Publish
Module 3 Production and Editorial 
  Miranda Walker, Wolters Kluwer
Jennifer Deyton, J & J Editorial
  • The peer review process
  • Managing editorial boards
  • Managing the submission process
  • Delivery, access, and online platforms
Module 4 Marketing 
  Lori Carlin, Delta Think
Cason Lynley, Duke University Press
  • Market strategy
  • Market research
  • Marketing tactics, ops, and execution
Module 5 Data and Decision Making
  Ann Michael, Delta Think
Gwen Evans, Elsevier
  • Data analysis
  • Data tracking
  • Data-driven best practices
Module 6 Tools and Technology
  Phill Jones, Double L Digital
Lettie Conrad, LYC Consulting
  • “LIGHTNING” session on top tools
Registration Pricing

Individual User License

For an Individual User subscription, please select the Individual User Pass registration type.

Single User License
Member: $250
Non-Member: $300

Multiple Users License

To purchase a subscription for 5 or more users, select the appropriate Multiple User registration type and then provide the name and email address for each user.  Each user will have their own log in credentials and will receive a separate confirmation email after we process your order.

Multiple User License (5-9 users)
Organizational Member: $1125
Non-Member Organizations: $1350

Multiple User License (10-19 users)
Organizational Member: $2150
Non-Member Organizations: $2500

Multiple User License (20-40 users)
Organizational Member: $3750
Non-Member Organizations: $4500

If you need a license with more than 40 users, please contact [email protected] for custom pricing.


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11/5/2020 - 12/31/2022
Sign in or create an account to register Last day to register is 12/31/2022