Maverick News, Events & Insights

Journal transparency – the new Journal Comparison Service from PlanS

As part of Maverick’s blog series on Sustainability, Senior Associate Jayne Marks explored the rising popularity of transformative agreements and the implications for small publishers, societies, and libraries in her post, “The road to Open Access is paved with unintended consequences – Part 1.” In Part 2, she explains the new Journal Comparison Service from […]

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Octopus – the new service for researchers

JISC and The UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) have launched an interesting new service for researchers. JISC recently hosted a very helpful webinar to introduce Octopus and Maverick’s Jayne Marks provides some background and her thoughts from the session. Octopus aims to provide an open platform for researchers to record the essential elements of their research […]

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Meet us in-person at ALPSP 2022

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Annual Conference and Awards is back as in-person event and Maverick Associates will be on-site and available for meetings all three days. Maverick has been closely monitoring the industry and we’d like to share insights from our latest research covering hot topics like Open Access / […]

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Sustainability through automation

Maverick has identified several important themes recurring in conversations about sustainability relating to the tools at our disposal to inform decision making and to reposition supply chains within a sustainable framework. In this post we provide a view on workflow automation and how it can assist organisations in their transition to sustainable digital economies. Towards […]

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Scholarly SEO Takes Center Stage

Scholarly SEO has become an important business practice for today’s scholarly publishers. Since users can only utilize what they can find, a strategic approach to optimizing the visibility and discoverability of your content is essential. At the recent SSP Annual Conference New and Noteworthy Products session, Maverick Senior Associate Lettie Y. Conrad, Ph.D., presented an […]

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Senior Publishing Executive, Michael Geelan, Joins Maverick Publishing Specialists

Maverick Publishing Specialists Ltd, announced today the addition of Michael Geelan as Senior Associate to its team of industry specialists. As Maverick Publishing Specialists continue to develop and expand its senior team of leading Industry experts, they are delighted that Michael Geelan has agreed to join Maverick with immediate effect. Michael is an extremely experienced […]

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Open Access and the importance of institutional marketing

For a while now we’ve been hearing from some publishers that they’re focusing their marketing efforts on researchers and authors, and that institutional marketing is no longer important. We’d like to offer a different viewpoint. Open Access (OA) doesn’t change the fact that publishers need to keep this vital channel with institutions open. At the […]

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Top trends to emerge from SSP 2022

The Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting was back as an in-person event this year and attendees were happy to once again share information and collaborate face-to-face. Andrea Chiarelli, Ph.D., Senior Consultant at Maverick’s research partner Research Consulting, was in attendance throughout the conference and was instrumental in developing and facilitating a popular panel discussion […]

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Simple ways to make your supply chain more sustainable

Maverick continues its series on Sustainability in scholarly publishing and how the concept should be factored into all aspects of the organization and at all levels of operations. In this latest installment, Maverick Senior Associate, Simon Crump, draws from his 25+ years in production and supply chain management roles to reveal some simple steps publishers […]

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The road to Open Access is paved with unintended consequences – Part 1

Maverick recently kicked off its new blog series on the topic of Sustainability in scholarly publishing with the post, Planning for the Future with Maverick’s Sustainability Program. In it, Maverick CEO, Rebecca Rinehart, explains how the concept of sustainability should be built into all aspects of the organization and at all levels of operations, including […]

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