Initiatives designed to improve the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in our society have become standard among many organizations in our industry. A special issue dedicated to this topic would address the tensions and challenges of establishing fair treatment of everyone involved in scholarly research and publishing. We are recalibrating policies and practices in human resources and workforce development, which has become a common topic on the conference circuit—online versions of which enable participation from more diverse attendees. This extends to our publishing programs, where open access has the potential to expand the ability for greater global participation. Platform providers and publishers are working together to develop more inclusive demographic data schemas and management practices, while conforming with data privacy regulations.
- Submission deadline: 15 September 2022
- Publication: January 2023