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 the context of embracing a fair and equitable culture serving all their constituents. Despite these challenges, scholarly publishers can play an important contributory role by developing a Sustainability strategy.

In a publishing context, Sustainability is a concept that should be built into all aspects of the business, at all levels of operations, including transformative agreements, workflow, DEI and accessibility, and supply chains. Maverick has assembled a team of experts in these areas to discuss the intersection of cultural, economic, and environmental issues as they relate to scholarly publishing. The goal is to help build sustainability into all aspects of business to make it more viable and resilient for the future.

Panelists will cover a wide range of issues relevant to publishers, including:

  • How publishers manage the data requirements of OA and transformative agreements.
  • How automation can apply to all aspects of publishing to make it more sustainable to support the volume of OA publishing.
  • How DEIA be embedded in all aspects of operations.
  • The role of automation and data-driven decision-making in supply chain management.

The session is moderated by Maverick CEO, Rebecca Rinehart, with perspectives provided by Jayne Marks, Senior Associate; Rebecca Moakes, Head of EMEA Business Development; Nancy Roberts, Ph.D., Head of Technology and Content; Simon Crump, Senior Associate.

View the panel discussion. 

More from Maverick’s Sustainability series:

Planning for the Future with Maverick’s Sustainability Program

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

Sustainability through automation

Simple ways to make your supply chain more sustainable