C4DISC invites the scholarly communications community to join us for our first-ever webinar on March 3, 2021 at 11:00 am ET. The webinar is produced by the Society for Scholarly Publishing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and features Dr. Tojo Thatchenkery of George Mason University. Dr. Thatchenkery will be speaking on the leadership contributions of … Continue reading Upcoming C4DISC Webinar: Quiet Leadership: Discovering the New Strategic Advantage and the Hidden Talent in Your Organization
January 11 | 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 against … Continue reading World-leading publishers join in commitment to make research publishing more inclusive and diverse
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.
We are now seeking volunteers for the toolkits for Organizations and for BIPOC. We are seeing contributing writers, peer reviewers, copy editors, and proofreaders, in addition to co-leaders for the project. The bulk of project work will take place between January and May 2021. To volunteer, please complete the Working Group Application at C4DISC and indicate whether you are interested in the organizational or BIPOC guide in the "Working Group(s) Requested" field. Applications are requested by December 8, 2020.
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
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.
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 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.
The Workplace Equity Project (WE) conducted a global survey in 2018 to map the parameters that define the scholarly publishing landscape, understand the drivers for change, and recommend solutions for delivering improved outcomes.
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