About the Coalition

The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications was founded by 10 trade and professional associations that represent organizations and individuals working in scholarly communications. The Coalition was formed to discuss and address issues of diversity and inclusion within our industry.

A number of surveys in recent years have shed light on the lack of diversity in scholarly communications.  From issues of gender equality to the noticeable lack of ethnic diversity in our workforce, there is an increasing awareness that, as an industry, we are not a model of inclusivity. Publishing is truly a global enterprise yet that diversity is not reflected in our collective demographics.

Representatives from the 10 founding organizations first met in Boston, MA, at the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Annual Meeting in June 2017, to discuss our shared interests in addressing these challenges and to share information about current initiatives to tackle the lack of diversity and inclusion within the industry. We agreed to continue our discussions and collaborate on possible projects starting with a Joint Statement of Principles. Working collectively, we can combine our resources and have a greater impact.

During the initial meeting, we identified a number of areas to focus on. These included developing a joint statement of principles; conducting market research; providing training resources, best practices, toolkits, and documentation for our collective memberships; and establishing outreach programs, curricula, events, and publications.

Representatives from the Coalition now meet monthly, and have started to implement some of these initiatives. We welcome other scholarly communications organizations to join us.

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Melanie Dolechek, SSP Executive Director.

Mission, Vision, and Values

The Mission of C4DISC is to work with organizations and individuals to build equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications.

The Vision of C4DISC is a socially just community that welcomes, values, and celebrates all who seek to contribute to scholarly communications.

The Values of C4DISC include:

Respect.

  • value differences
  • welcome diverse perspectives

Listen.

  • learn from different communities
  • make space for marginalized voices

Act.

  • eliminate barriers
  • be an ally

Founding Organizations

 

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Adopting Organizations

The following organizations have adopted the C4DISC Joint Statement of Principles:

  1. Access to Justice in Eastern Europe
  2. AIP Publishing
  3. American Geophysical Union
  4. American Ornithological Society
  5. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Publications
  6. American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  7. American Society for Radiation Oncology
  8. Annals of International Medical and Dental Research (AIMDR)
  9. Annual Reviews
  10. Antiquity
  11. ACS Publications
  12. Association of Canadian University Presses – Association des presses universitaires canadiennes (ACUP-APUC)
  13. Association of Research Libraries
  14. Association of University Presses
  15. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
  16. Atla
  17. Birlesik Dunya Yenilik Arastirma ve Yayincilik Merkezi
  18. Bristol University Press
  19. The British Academy
  20. The Canadian Academic Accounting Association / L’Association canadienne des professeurs de comptabilité
  21. Canadian Association of Learned Journals
  22. Canadian Science Publishing
  23. China Editology Society of Science Periodicals
  24. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  25. Cinémas
  26. Copernicus Publications
  27. Council of Science Editors
  28. Council of Editors of Learned Journals
  29. Council on Undergraduate Research
  30. СPС Business Perspectives
  31. Crossref
  32. CSRC Publishing, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan
  33. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  34. Duke University Press
  35. Editorial Universidad del Rosario
  36. Emory University Libraries
  37. European Publishing
  38. eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd
  39. Elsevier
  40. Emerald Publishing
  41. Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde: revista do Sistema Único de Saúde do Brasil
  42. European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
  43. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
  44. Future Science Group
  45. George Washington University (Publishing Masters)
  46. Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication
  47. Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press- Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  48. Health Care Insider
  49. Indonesian Navy Dental Institude R.E. Martadinata
  50. Information Power Ltd
  51. INFORMS
  52. Institute of Food Technologists
  53. Intellect
  54. International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE)
  55. International Society of Addiction Journal Editors
  56. International Society of Managing and Technical Editors
  57. IOP Publishing Ltd
  58. Iowa State University Library
  59. IUCr Journals
  60. J&J Editorial 
  61. Jisc
  62. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association
  63. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
  64. Knowledge E
  65. Knowledge Unlatched GmbH
  66. KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd.
  67. Library Carpentry
  68. Library Publishing Coalition
  69. Litinfinite Journal
  70. Liverpool University Press
  71. Manchester University Press
  72. Marine Corps University Press
  73. Mason Publishing/George Mason University Press
  74. Mathematical Association of America
  75. Metropolitan Universities Journal
  76. MDPI
  77. Michigan Publishing / University of Michigan Library
  78. The MIT Press
  79. NASIG
  80. NISO
  81. Nursology.net Management Team
  82. Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
  83. The Permanente Journal
  84. PNAS
  85. ProQuest LLC
  86. ORCID
  87. The Optical Society (OSA)
  88. Origin Editorial, LLC
  89. OrthoEvidence
  90. Peer Community In
  91. Pennsylvania State University Press
  92. PLOS
  93. Princeton University Press
  94. Public Knowledge Project
  95. PubWest
  96. Recenti Progressi in Medicina
  97. [re]Design Journal
  98. Research Square
  99. Rockefeller University Press
  100. Royal Society of Chemistry
  101. SAGE Publishing
  102. SciELO
  103. Silverchair
  104. Society for Scholarly Publishing
  105. SPIE
  106. Springer Nature
  107. SUNY Downstate Orthopaedics
  108. Syracuse University Libraries
  109. Syracuse University Press
  110. Taylor & Francis Group
  111. TBI Communications
  112. Thunken
  113. UIKTEN – Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science
  114. Universidade Federal Da Bahia
  115. Universidade Federal de São Paulo
  116. University of Ottawa Press
  117. Publications Unit, School of Education, The University of the West Indies
  118. Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing; University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
  119. Vilnius University Press
  120. Virtus Interpress
  121. Wiley Publishing
  122. WikiJournal User Group

Adopting the Joint Statement of Principles is a show of support for improving diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications.

If your organization would like to adopt the Joint Statement of Principles, complete the Adoption Form.