The Cell Press Inclusion and Diversity Statement — An Interview with Deborah Sweet

February 3, 2021 | Alice Meadows, NISO Director of Community Engagement In early January, Cell Press announced that they were introducing a new Inclusion and Diversity Statement, similar to existing statements about Declarations of Interest, Author Contributions, and Data and Code Availability, but focusing on aspects of an article that are relevant for inclusion and … Continue reading The Cell Press Inclusion and Diversity Statement — An Interview with Deborah Sweet

Update on COPE guidance regarding author name changes

January 25, 2021 | Rachel L. Safer, COPE Council In response to an increase in cases and queries in 2019 about author name changes after article publication, COPE formed a working group of Trustees, Council Members, publishers, editors, and authors to develop guidance on this important topic. Post-publication changes are typically accomplished with correction notices, … Continue reading Update on COPE guidance regarding author name changes

What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?

November 19, 2020 | Jessica Bennett Prof. Loretta J. Ross is combating cancel culture with a popular class at Smith College. She is challenging students to identify the characteristics, and limits, of call-out culture: the act of publicly shaming another person for behavior deemed unacceptable. Calling out may be described as a sister to dragging, … Continue reading What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?

Science’s English dominance hinders diversity—but the community can work toward change

October 28, 2020 | Rodrigo Pérez Ortega What can the scientific community do to mend linguistic injustice? When reviewing manuscripts, reviewers must focus on the science and not the grammar, Ramírez Castañeda and Hanauer say. Editors should stress this point when sending papers for review. Reviewers can suggest improving the English, but it shouldn’t be … Continue reading Science’s English dominance hinders diversity—but the community can work toward change

What We Can Learn from How Academics and the Public View Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

November 4, 2020 | Susan Spilka This year, Emerald Publishing commissioned three surveys on academic and public views of what inequity feels like, the meaning of inclusivity, the barriers to it, and the benefits of an inclusive society. The surveys also explored perceptions of the role of research in overcoming the challenges to inclusivity and … Continue reading What We Can Learn from How Academics and the Public View Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

World-leading publishers join in commitment to make research publishing more inclusive and diverse

June 24, 2020 | Royal Society of Chemistry The Royal Society of Chemistry has gathered publishers of more than 4,400 scholarly journals and tens of thousands of books in a landmark commitment to reduce bias. Publishers responsible for tens of thousands of peer-reviewed journals and books have signed an agreement to take a proactive stance … Continue reading World-leading publishers join in commitment to make research publishing more inclusive and diverse

Scientist Mothers Face Extra Challenges in the Face of COVID-19

May 7, 2020 | 500 Women Scientists The pandemic is amplifying nearly every disadvantage that women in STEM already face. But institutions and the scientific community can help. It is clear that workplace policies and culture can undermine women’s success in STEM fields. The “mom penalty,” for example, is all too familiar to many of … Continue reading Scientist Mothers Face Extra Challenges in the Face of COVID-19

Towards inclusive scholarly publishing: developments in the university press community

May 2020 | UKSG Insights This article provides an overview of the ways in which the members of the Association of University Presses are working towards more inclusive practices in scholarly publishing. The authors consider the Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship Program (now in its fourth year), the work of the Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, the … Continue reading Towards inclusive scholarly publishing: developments in the university press community