PSP Journals Reboot: Problem Solving in an Evolving Journals Landscape

Event Overview

The PSP Journals Reboot is an intensive three-day course on journals publishing offered every two years (on every odd calendar year) by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) division of the Association of American Publishers. The purpose of the course is to expose participants to all aspects of journals publishing. The next course will be held in September 2019.

PSP Journals Reboot is appropriate for junior to mid level staff with an interest in broadening their knowledge of journal publishing beyond their current job position in all job categories, including acquisitions, finance, production, open access, circulation, sales, and marketing.   Attendance is limited, as experience has shown that for this intensive course the best learning environment is achieved with fewer participants to ensure a more interactive, hands-on experience.

Feedback from the 2017 Course

"I really enjoyed getting to see a high level view of the publishing process, both in the different facets of the publication process itself and in seeing the differences between different types of publishers. I was also fascinated to see the different roles publishers play, from the long-standing historical roles to some of the changes we are facing now."

"I appreciated the diversity in age and gender of speakers."

"This was a really valuable experience.  This connected so many disparate ideas and really enriched and solidified my knowledge of the journals publishing industry."

"The mix of attendees from various departments and company types was a refreshing environment to learn from and socialize with.  I loved hearing about other company cultures and priorities.  Thank you!"

"I found this program to be very enlightening, interesting and thought provoking.  I would recommend this course to everyone in the journals industry."