Max Haring works at the library of the University of Amsterdam as project manager for the University Journals platform initiative. Max has more than 12 years’ experience in academic publishing: he worked at Springer(-Nature) in several publishing positions and was responsible for establishing an Open Access mega journal and linked manuscript cascade strategy. For Amsterdam University Press he developed Open Access policies, metadata workflows and acquisition strategies for books and journals. He also provides learned societies with consultancy on developing their publishing portfolios and provides training on publishing business models and strategy. Max has a PhD in biochemistry.