I am an independent research communication and publishing consultant, working under the business name psp consulting. I have worked in academic and research publishing for over 30 years and have a wealth of knowledge about the publishing environment.
I started my career with a degree in publishing and anthropology, and worked for Blackwell Science as a copyeditor for two years. I then moved into production and moved to CABI as a production manager, taking over responsibility for their book and journal programme. In 2000 briefly moved to Cambridge University Press and then back to Blackwell Science as a Publisher with responsibilty for a portfolio of medical journals.
In 2002 I joined INASP, a development organization supporting editors and publishers in the developing world - helping them raise their quality and publish online. I developed the African Journals OnLine programme (AJOL) which provided training to editors and a collaborative online hosting platform, taking it to a point where it was moved to African management (where it continues to thrive and now hosts over 400 journals).
In 2007 I decided to work as an independent consultant and since then have undertaken a wide range of activities for many companies around the world.
In addition to the work described on this website, I have been lucky enough to do the following:
I was Editor-in-Chief of Learned Publishing from 2005-2022. This prestigious quarterly journal publishes original research, opinions and reports for the scholarly publishing community. See the website.
I had the honor to be appointed President of EASE (the European Association of Science Editors) in 2018. I became a Past President in July 2020.
See my ORCiD account: 0000-0002-5528-4704
Recent clients include: