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Diamond open access in Latin America: the challenge of a sustainable publishing model

It is no secret that access to scientific information and publishing in certain journals is not equally distributed across the globe. Open Access has been adopted more or less extensively in different regions, and some countries have developed in-house solutions to assure the visibility of their scientific production through community-owned infrastructure. In Latin America, the […]

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Breaking Down Barriers

An Overview of the European Accessibility Act and Its Implementation Across the EU Countries (Ireland and Germany) The European Accessibility Act (EAA) is an EU Directive 2019/882 established to improve accessibility across member states for people with disabilities. Enacted with a focus on accessibility standards throughout the European Union, the EAA’s aim is to enhance access to a […]

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Fostering community engagement in scholarly publishing

Scholarly publishing has always created a forum for a variety of stakeholders that play a vital role in the community. As the industry has evolved, so too have the relationships publishers have with members of the community. These changes can be transformative, offering opportunities as well as challenges in meeting mutual needs. Recognizing and embracing […]

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Image manipulation – we can tell when you’re faking it.

Maverick continues its series on Research Integrity in scholarly publishing with a new whitepaper from Affiliate Senior Associate, Matthew Salter, Ph.D. that examines the issue of image manipulation in research. A downloadable version of the whitepaper is available here.  In recent months the issue of image manipulation has returned to prominence in mainstream news media, […]

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Accessible eBooks, intentional workflow

Digital content is increasingly coming under fire for its accessibility – or lack thereof. However, legislation in the United States, together with legislative developments in Europe, means that digital content must be usable by all people, including those with disabilities. So, time for a rethink. Businesses – in particular, publishers – are looking for ways […]

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