Call for Volunteers Workplace Equity Survey 2023

Call for Volunteers Workplace Equity Survey 2023: Assessing Progress in the Scholarly Publishing Industry   How have the pandemic, racial reckoning, and worldwide economic and political instability affected workplace equity in the scholarly communications industry? Did the profusion of public statements after the murder of George Floyd actually result in measurable changes?   Our goal … Continue reading Call for Volunteers Workplace Equity Survey 2023

KF Pro Bono Services Advance Anti-racism and Structural Justice with Latest Release of C4DISC Resources

Knowledge Futures Group    |    Nov 09, 2022 Abstract The Knowledge Futures (KF) has positioned itself at the intersection of tech and academia; two fields that require serious improvement when it comes to diversity and inclusion. While racial and gender equality sit at the forefront of our mind, existing structures for academic success lead … Continue reading KF Pro Bono Services Advance Anti-racism and Structural Justice with Latest Release of C4DISC Resources

Putting the “A” in DEIA: Accessibility as a Necessity in the Scholarly Communications Workflow

Sponsored by Elsevier Summary: Accessibility is a topic of increasing prominence within the scholarly communications industry. This is a result both of the increased focus on equity, diversity and inclusion within the information sector, and also of lawsuits arising from legislation – like the Americans with Disabilities Act and European Accessibility Act – to compel digital … Continue reading Putting the “A” in DEIA: Accessibility as a Necessity in the Scholarly Communications Workflow

Press Release — Launching the Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication

Press Release (10/20/2022)   This month, C4DISC is releasing a resource to deepen reflection and help people in the scholarly publishing world improve the way in which they navigate through DEI challenges: the Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication.   Following the success of the previous toolkits, the Anti Racism Toolkit for … Continue reading Press Release — Launching the Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication

From Recognition to Action: Strategies for Developing Diversity Training for Editors

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, several publishers have developed formal diversity trainings or written resources for their editors. In this webinar, … Continue reading From Recognition to Action: Strategies for Developing Diversity Training for Editors

Kicking Off Publishing Ethics Week! Community Resources

October 10, 2022   |   Scholarly communications and publishing   October 10, 2022 – Scholarly communications and publishing organizations across the industry are invited to join the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), The Scholarly Kitchen (TSK), and the Masters in Publishing program at George Washington University (GWU) in highlighting issues of publishing ethics during the first-ever unofficial “Publishing … Continue reading Kicking Off Publishing Ethics Week! Community Resources

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