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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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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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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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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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SSP Spotlight: Are your images accessible, searchable, and extensible?

Ensuring every reader can access all of your publications is part of the cost of doing business in today’s digital information economy — additionally, accessible publications offer a host of benefits to both consumers and content providers. Accessible content offers high value to users of all sorts, with rich metadata that is easily searched and […]

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