Tasha Mellins-Cohen
John Doe

A journal editorial board with early career researchers?

  • When we spoke earlier, you talked about “Capturing research waste”. What does that mean? 02:28
  • Another unique feature is your editorial board with early career researchers. What are the advantages of having such a unique editorial board? 04:28
  • Access Microbiology is an open access journal publishing atypical content. How do your authors get funding for this type of content? 13.00
  • Finally, what changes did you need to make in your organization to fit Access Microbiology with the other journals in your portfolio? 16.55
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John Doe
Tasha Mellins-Cohen
Director of Technology and Innovation
Microbiology Society

Tasha Mellins-Cohen is the Director of Technology and Innovation at the Microbiology Society. The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses.It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools. Tasha has over 18 years of experience in scholarly communications. She has a deep appreciation for the changing pressures on publishers, funders, researchers and research institutions, and is keen to find ways to help all parties work together. Tasha is a self-confessed geek who believes that technology has only just begun to make its mark on the scholarly communications community. She is a founder member of the Society Publishers' Coalition, a member of the COUNTER Executive, and Chair of the ALPSP Education Committee.

  1. This is indeed a good concept which involves a new approach in bringing together early career researchers and experienced editors with interesting outcomes! A unique amalgamation with far-reaching benefits.

    1. Certainly an amazing way to share knowledge and build confidence in the next generation of researchers.

  2. Very informative session, thanks both. It will be interesting to see how and when other disciplines take this up, ie in social sciences, where peer reviewers are increasingly junior academics. Technology can certainly help making it easier to keep clear structures in place.

    1. Thanks for your kind comments. It would be great to see other disciplines adopt similar strategies and technology will certainly help make that happen.

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