Webinar | Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications

From Recognition to Action: Strategies for Developing Diversity Training for Editors Oct 26, 2022 11:00 AM Editors play a crucial role in the publication process and are keystones to promoting an inclusive and respectful environment for their contributors. Recognizing that editors are the key to improving equity, diversity, and inclusivity in their journals and books, … Continue reading Webinar | Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications

Joint commitment for action on inclusion and diversity in publishing

The Royal Society of Chemistry has brought together 53 publishing organisations to set a new standard to ensure a more inclusive and diverse culture within scholarly publishing. As a group with journal portfolios in excess of 15,000, we acknowledge that biases exist in scholarly publishing and we commit to scrutinising our own processes to minimise … Continue reading Joint commitment for action on inclusion and diversity in publishing

SAVE THE DATE! September 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm FREE

Accessibility 101 for Publishers September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm FREE Join leaders in the field for a panel discussion and Q&A on fundamental steps that publishers can take to support their content’s accessibility for people with print disabilities. We’ll cover: What can small publishers with limited resources do? What are best practices for individual … Continue reading SAVE THE DATE! September 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm FREE

ATGthePodcast 172 – A Conversation with Simon Holt, Elsevier

Against the Grain    |  Aug 29, 2022 In today’s episode we feature a conversation between Simon Holt, Elsevier, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Simon Holt is Disability Confidence Manager at Elsevier and he is deeply involved with the issue of accessibility … Continue reading ATGthePodcast 172 – A Conversation with Simon Holt, Elsevier

Press Release: Anti Racism Toolkit for Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Scholarly Publishing

Press Release (09/12/2022)       C4DISC is releasing two documents aiming to be a resource to deepen the reflection and a tool to help people in the scholarly publishing world to better deal with DEI challenges: the Anti Racism Toolkit for Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Scholarly Publishing and the Guidelines on … Continue reading Press Release: Anti Racism Toolkit for Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Scholarly Publishing

Wiley Survey: Society Members on Diversity, Sustainability

August 25, 2022   |   Porter Anderson   Roughly three-quarters of respondents to Wiley’s academic-society survey said they want societies to ‘take the lead’ on diversity.   From its Hoboken offices, Wiley on Wednesday (August 24) messaged the news media about results of a survey it has made relative to “learned societies” in the academic research … Continue reading Wiley Survey: Society Members on Diversity, Sustainability

Acting on historically offensive content in BMJ’s archive

July 27, 2022   |  Simone Ragavooloo   Removing offensive content seems an attractive way of righting wrongs and preventing harm. However, for a journal this is not as simple as it first appears. Scientific publishers have a responsibility to preserve the scientific record. Best practice in scholarly publishing is that even retracted content remains retrievable. … Continue reading Acting on historically offensive content in BMJ’s archive

Disability Equity group will be participating in this year’s #TriangleSCI in October!

We are thrilled and honored to announce that the Toolkit for Disability Equity group will be participating in this year's Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute in October! This year's cohort is international and working on a diverse range of topics. The Toolkit for Disability Equity is lead by the project lead (Katy Alexander, Digital Science; Simon … Continue reading Disability Equity group will be participating in this year’s #TriangleSCI in October!