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CREATING A TACTICAL SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION PLAN JULY 18 | 11:00 AM CDT
Social media networks have become a stable feature of the communication landscape. By now, the tools and strategies for managing multiple social media platforms are familiar. However, many publishers still struggle to set measurable goals and maintain a calculated approach to social media. In this webinar, we’ll take a tactical view and give best practices for creating a communication plan and evaluating your efforts. Level: Intermediate Hashtag #apweb24
BEST PRACTICES FOR APCs AUGUST 15 | 11:00 AM CDT
Article Processing Charges, Author Page Charges, Article Publication Charges – however you prefer to spell out the acronym, the fact is there are a multitude of models for author fees. Should you be charging a submission fee, an acceptance fee, and/or a publication fee? Is it feasible to charge for reprints, preprints, open access, and/or expedited production? And just what is the best way to manage all of these fees? In this webinar, we’ll share common models, pitfalls to avoid, and strategies for streamlining payments and collections. Level: Introductory Hashtag #apweb25
RETHINKING AUTHOR GUIDELINES SEPTEMBER 19 | 11:00 AM CDT
It’s a common complaint: “Our authors just won’t follow directions!” The truth is that publishers can do a lot to streamline author guidelines and encourage compliance. Our presenter will share best practices for writing author guidelines, tips for getting authors on board, and ideas for what to do when authors fail to comply. We’ll address both print and online models to ensure that you aren’t asking authors to jump through unnecessary hoops or tying fees to conventions that no longer make sense. Our goal is to help you communicate effectively with authors to ensure that your content is in tip-top shape for composition. Level: Introductory Hashtag #apweb26
OCTOBER 17 | 11:00 AM CDT
It may be true that no plan survives first contact, but inconsistent, disconnected marketing efforts are doomed from the start. An integrated marketing and communication plan helps ensure a consistent message, keeps staff on track with important deadlines, and provides measurable objectives for improvement. Join us to hear tips for conducting market research and learn how to create an integrated marketing and communication plan to improve your communication efforts. Level: Introductory Hashtag #apweb27
MANAGING AUTHORSHIP AND COPYRIGHT AGREEMENTS NOVEMBER 21 | 11:00 AM CST
From author rights and the requirements of funding agencies, to whether or not an electronic signature is sufficient for a copyright agreement, it seems like everyone has a different take on what is and is not appropriate for copyright. Add to this conundrum increasingly complicated licensing agreements and concerns over what constitutes authorship and you’re destined for confusion. In this webinar, we’ll share best practices for navigating the complex matters of authorship, copyright, and licensing. Level: Introductory Hashtag #apweb28
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