Mon 2 May 2022 to Sun 31 July 2022

Management of Journals

Taking Place: Online (via distance learning)

This course is for academics or publishing professionals wanting to learn more about setting up, or working within scholarly journals publishing (across any discipline). In this course you will learn copyflow and editorial practices, investigate leading edge technologies, evaluate business models and the wider context set by the academy, government and the international knowledge economy.

Manage Journals


Optional Outputs

1. Contribute to blog on journals trends.
2. Write an article on issues a within journals publishing.
3. Present your research and recommendations to employer or research group.

Each week requires approximately 5 hours of study to complete the set reading, learning activities and to contribute to forum discussion.

Weekly Topics

  • The Journals Environment
  • Copy and Workflow
  • Marketing
  • Journals Management
  • Journals Finance
  • Politics and Business of Access
  • Learned Societies
  • Libraries
  • Ensuring and Judging Quality
  • Future Trends and Strategy
  • FAQ for Editors - Supporting Researchers

Studying via Distance Learning

The course is delivered online via Moodle VLE through custom-written chapters, tutorials and additional set reading.

Tutors from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing are available on a weekly basis to discuss the course materials and how concepts apply to your own publishing goals and offer feedback on the course outputs.

One core text is included within the course fees, you will be sent:

The Future of the Academic Journal (2nd Edition) by Bill Cope & Angus Phillips