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Mellins-Cohen Consulting

Helping you navigate Open Access


How I can help

Open Access transformation

Whether you are launching new products or converting your publishing business from subscription, Open Access can seem daunting. I will work with you to plan a sustainable business model that considers your author and subscriber base, the availability of funding in your field, and other key factors.

Optimise operations

An old colleague used to say that “things happen because Tasha makes it so”: with a background in technology and operations, I enjoy helping people identify what it is they need, untangling their inefficient business processes, and coaching them through the resulting changes.

Project and technology specifications

Projects, particularly technology projects, have a habit of expanding past their original boundaries. I use proven business analysis and facilitation techniques to create project and technology specifications that are practical, deliverable, and easy for non-technical colleagues to understand.

Publishing nerd, Open Access advocate and conference knitter extraordinaire…

With two decades’ experience in scholarly communications I have a deep appreciation for the changing pressures on publishers, funders, researchers and research institutions, combined with leadership, project, and management skills honed across not-for-profit and commercial enterprises of all scales. Society publishing is my bag, as I believe that not-for-profit, community-led publishers have an opportunity to play a bigger role, making sure that scholarly communication is fit for the next generation of researchers.