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A mine of information – why TDM presents a challenge for publishers

Publishers and information specialists can’t have failed to notice that AI has been all over the news the past few weeks. From debate about ChatGPT being able to deliver a reasonably standard undergrad essay, to artists’ and writers’ concerns about copyright issues as other AI systems scrape their work to produce mashups for other users, […]

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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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Highlights from STM’s Research Integrity Master Class

Maverick Senior Associate, Edward Newman, attended last week’s STM Research Integrity Master Class at the annual STM Week conference and shares some of his highlights. The two areas of focus on the day’s agenda were paper mills and image manipulation. With presentations from some of the largest commercial publishers on their mass retractions, supported by […]

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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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