C4DISC seeks part-time Community Administrator

C4DISC is seeking a part-time contractor to assist with carrying out day-to-day business of the growing organization and ensure the community is accomplishing its goals. The position overview and key responsibilities are listed below along with the professional qualities that are essential to performing the work. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to advancing … Continue reading C4DISC seeks part-time Community Administrator

C4DISC announces new opportunities for scholarly publishing professionals to demonstrate commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity

The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting new members, partners, and volunteers. C4DISC was originally formed in 2017 by a small group of trade and professional associations, to discuss and address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the scholarly communications industry.

New Resource to Combat Racial Bias Now Available for Scholarly Publishing Professionals: The Antiracism Toolkit for Allies

August 6, 2020 – A new diversity, equity and inclusion resource for scholarly publishing professionals, the Antiracism Toolkit for Allies was published today by Toolkits for Equity in Scholarly Publishing project volunteers. A cross-organizational effort, the toolkit is the first in a series of three, designed to provide antiracism resources for allies; for Black, Indigenous, … Continue reading New Resource to Combat Racial Bias Now Available for Scholarly Publishing Professionals: The Antiracism Toolkit for Allies

C4DISC Statement of Solidarity Against Racism

C4DISC founding organizations represent nonprofit and commercial academic publishers, open access publishers, library publishers and librarians, and editors. As a collective, we are shocked, angered, and disheartened by the senseless murders of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Botham Jean, Michael Brown, Stephon Clark, Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Jamar Clark, Dreasjon “Sean” Reed, Ezell Ford, Michelle Shirley, Redel Jones, Kenney Watkins, and so many other black citizens, many of whom remain unnamed, in the United States.

Workplace Equity Project Finds a Good Home for its Resources and Research Findings in C4DISC

Recognizing that collective action on a greater scale can accelerate change, WE Project will cease independent operations by year-end New York, November 25, 2019. The Workplace Equity Project (WE Project), a grassroots organization advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity in scholarly publishing workplaces through research, communication, and advocacy, is pleased to announce that it has contributed … Continue reading Workplace Equity Project Finds a Good Home for its Resources and Research Findings in C4DISC

Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion Releases Joint Statement of Principles

The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications has released a Joint Statement of Principles to demonstrate the commitment of participating organizations to promoting involvement, innovation, and expanded access to leadership opportunities that maximize engagement across identity groups and professional levels. The Joint Statement of Principles can be viewed at: https://c4disc.wordpress.com.