Angela Cochran

I am the Managing Director and Publisher at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). I have also served as the Journals Director and the Production Director at ASCE. I was Managing Editor of Cancer and Cancer Cytopathology at the American Cancer Society. I am the president-elect of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and the past president of the Council of Science Editors. My views on The Scholarly Kitchen are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.

Articles by Angela Cochran

Ramifications of the Downward Pressure on Pricing

Publishers of subscription and open access scholarly content are facing downward pressures on pricing. Angela Cochran explores some of the hidden costs associated with a professional publishing operation and asks whether some of the tasks currently done by publishers should be absorbed elsewhere.

Balancing Author Satisfaction with Reviewer Needs

Authors want their papers published quickly while also expecting high-quality reviews. Reviewers want reasonable deadlines. These two groups come from the same communities so why the disconnect? This post by Angela Cochran looks at the numbers and offers suggestions for closing the gap.

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

If ever there was a time for society publishers to start advocating for themselves, that time is now. In this post, Angela Cochran challenges society publishers to find their voice in affecting policy decisions that relate to their programs.