Angela Cochran

I am the Vice President of Publishing at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Previously, I was 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 past president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and the Council of Science Editors. My views on The Scholarly Kitchen are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer or SSP.

Articles by Angela Cochran

Making a Plan When Planning Is Impossible

Travel bans, office closures, and conference cancellations have publishers and societies thinking about how best to ensure that scholarly content continues to be reviewed and distributed. This post by Angela Cochran looks at some of the impacts and questions whether this is the new normal.

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.