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Operationalizing DEIA in your publishing organization

The specific context of publishing is one which calls on publishers to not just improve the diversity of their workforce, but to also pay careful attention to what and how they publish. But publishers face major challenges when working to operationalize and implement the changes they need to make. Research tells us that – although […]

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Insights on the 2023 publishing landscape

Maverick’s comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the scientific and scholarly publishing ecosystem provides a unique perspective of the micro and macro trends impacting the market.  We have identified several key factors behind the shifts within the market that fall under the ‘megatrends’ of Sustainability and Digital Transformation. These trends can include pathways to implementing […]

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Sustainability in Scholarly Publishing

A Maverick Panel Discussion Maverick continues its Sustainability series with a new panel discussion tailored to scholarly publishing. Sustainability is a widely used term that has broad implications across all industries, as reflected in the wide-ranging UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Scholarly publishers support sustainability goals but often struggle with ways of operationalizing them in […]

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Global distribution options for US-based small publishers, university presses, societies & associations

Maverick Senior Associate, Michael Geelan, argues that there has never been a better moment for small presses and not-for-profits to review their approach to reaching and servicing customers located outside North America. In a new whitepaper for Maverick, Michael reflects upon the limitations to expansion of the past and argues that, today, the pandemic-driven explosion […]

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Are you prepared for OSTP?

Maverick has received numerous inquiries since new guidance was issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for federally funded research. The end of the one-year embargo and other recommendations will undoubtedly affect most scholarly publishers. While there are still more details to be clarified, there are a number of steps […]

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OA publishing needs Scholarly SEO

As professional and academic publishers gather in Manchester this month for the ALPSP annual conference, Maverick is busy thinking about how our services can help tackle today’s challenges facing scholarly communications. Facing the future of Open Access (OA) publishing, and preparing to scale new workflows and business models, are among publishers’ top priority topics going […]

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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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