PSP 2017 Journals Reboot (SOLD OUT)

Monday, September 25, 2017
4 PM to
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
4:30 PM

The purpose of the course is to expose participants to all aspects of journals publishing.

This course is now sold out.  

To be added to the waitlist please contact Sara Pinto at 

Call for Attendees!
Fifteenth Biennial
PSP Journals Reboot: Problem Solving in an Evolving Journals Landscape
(formerly PSP Journals Boot Camp)
September 25-27, 2017
in Washington, DC

What is it?
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.

Who should participate?
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.

How is it organized?
The 2017 course uses an exciting structure to keep participants engaged.  The PSP Journals Reboot:
Problem Solving in an Evolving Journals Landscape (formerly the PSP Journals Boot Camp) will focus on all aspects of the journal publishing business, exploring the following questions:

  • What are professional and scholarly journals?                 
  • How is journal content created?                                                                 
  • How are journals produced?                                                          
  • How do journals make money?  How are they sold?              
  • How are professional and scholarly journals marketed?
  • What are the financial aspects of journals publishing?
  • What is the future of journal publishing?

The course is structured in a lecture format with frequent break out group discussions.  The attendees will be asked to answer, in groups, multifaceted questions that present everyday challenges to the journals publishing business.  They will be expected to present their answers to the attendees and faculty.     

What can you expect?
A lot of work combined with lots of practical learning…and lots of fun!  In addition to the lectures and group work, you will have plenty of networking opportunities with the faculty and your fellow attendees, including roundtable lunch discussions.  You will receive a certificate of completion from the Association of American Publishers Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division.

The 2017 faculty:
Professional & Scholarly Journals: John Tagler, Vice President & Executive Director, PSP Division, Association of American Publishers
Why Journal Publishing Is Important – My Perspective: Anna Salt Troise, Vice President, Medical and Open Access Publishing, Wolters Kluwer
Content: Deborah J. Sweet, Editor in Chief, Cell Stem Cell, Publishing Director, Cell Press
Production: Ed Carey, Associate Production Director, Cambridge University Press
Revenue & Sales: Michelle Nuttall, Business Development Director, Elsevier
Open Access: Mark Johnson, Director of Marketing, Public Library of Science
Marketing: Gretchen Hauselt, Director of Global Strategic Marketing, Wolters Kluwer Health
Finance: Sarah Tegen, Vice President, Global Editorial & Author Services, Journals Publishing Group,  American Chemical Society
Future of Journals Publishing: Gordon Tibbitts, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Atypon

Faculty members are drawn from senior staff at various companies, each of whose expertise in his/her field is well known in the industry.  All sessions will be given by faculty members who will impart practical, hands-on information they have garnered throughout their careers, to be used in your everyday work life.  The 'Future of Journals Publishing' section will be presented by an expert in journals publishing who will discuss the current state of play in the industry, as well as speculating on what the future will hold.

Registration fees:
Registration fees include meals (evening reception on Monday, September 25th, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, September 26th and Wednesday, September 27th) and seminar materials.  Fees do not include hotel accommodations – you are responsible for your own accommodation.
AAP Member Rate - $1,350
Non-Member Rate - $1,650

The PSP Journals Reboot will be held at The AAAS Offices - 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Nearby hotel accommodation:
Below are some hotels that are located near to the AAAS offices:
The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel is located at 815 14th Street, NW
The Grand Hyatt Hotel is located at 1000 H Street, NW
Washington Marriott @ Metro Center is located at 775 12th Street, NW
Sofitel Washington is located at 806 15th Street, NW

Cancellation policy:
AAP will offer a full refund for cancellations on/before September 1st.  NO REFUND FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER September 1st.  In the unlikely event of seminar cancellation, the AAP/PSP is not responsible for any costs, damages or other expenses of any kind including, without limitation, transportation and/or hotel costs incurred by registrant.  The speakers may be subject to change without notice.