Community Support for C4DISC Grows Following Official Launch

December 17, 2020 – The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) is pleased to announce increased community support for its work in the three months following its official launch. C4DISC released its first call for members, partners, and volunteers on September 15, 2020, and now has three partners and 12 members.


Formal membership in C4DISC is limited to consortial groups that represent organizations, companies, or individuals whose mission is related to scholarly communications. Members are eligible to participate in the governance of the organization.

Current members are:

  • Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
  • Association of University Presses (AUPresses)
  • Atla
  • Canadian Association of Learned Journals (ACRS)
  • Council of Science Editors (CSE)
  • CrossRef
  • International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE)
  • Library Publishing Coalition (LPC)
  • North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)
  • Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
  • UK Serials Group (UKSG)

See here for more details surrounding how to become a member of C4DISC and membership eligibility.


C4DISC Partners are organizations that primarily represent individuals, whose business/work is related to scholarly communications, and who wish to support the work of C4DISC. Examples include publishers, libraries, industry suppliers, and societies or associations that may have publishing programs, and are related to scholarly communications, but whose members work in other professions or disciplines. Partners can participate in working groups and have a voice in C4DISC initiatives. They are publicly acknowledged on the C4DISC website and benefit from engaging with a group whose DEI goals and values align with their own. See here for more information on partner eligibility and how to become a partner.

Bronze Level Partners

  • Emory University Libraries
  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press

Silver Level Partners

  • Annual Reviews

In addition to these members and partners, C4DISC is proud to announce that 74 organizations and institutions have now adopted C4DISC’s Joint Statement of Principles in support of improving diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications. See here for the full list and/or to complete the Adoption Form.

C4DISC would like to thank all partners, members, volunteers, and adopting organizations for their time, contributions, and commitment thus far to building equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications.

About C4DISC
C4DISC is a membership organization for industry and professional associations that addresses diversity and inclusion issues in scholarly communications. Its vision is a socially just community that welcomes, values, and celebrates all who seek to contribute to scholarly communications, and its mission is to work with organizations and individuals to build equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications. C4DISC welcomes other scholarly communications organizations to join as members or partners and to adopt the Joint Statement of Principles C4DISC; please contact Melanie Dolechek at for more information.