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!

The highest Meritorious Achievement Award of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) granted to the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC)

Press Release (05/13/2022) For Immediate Release        The highest Meritorious Achievement Award of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) granted to the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC)   Scholarly communication is a multi-billion-dollar global enterprise, however recent surveys suggest that it remains characterized by gender inequality and lack of ethnic diversity. … Continue reading The highest Meritorious Achievement Award of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) granted to the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC)

CFP — Implementing DEIA in scholarly publishing (ALPSP)

Initiatives designed to improve the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in our society have become standard among many organizations in our industry. A special issue dedicated to this topic would address the tensions and challenges of establishing fair treatment of everyone involved in scholarly research and publishing. We are recalibrating policies and practices in … Continue reading CFP — Implementing DEIA in scholarly publishing (ALPSP)

Spring University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium

Join us for the Spring University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium on May 3 from 5:00-7:00pm CDT for panels on recognizing and countering bias in scholarly research and how publishers are working to develop antiracist and anti-bias practices in scholarly publishing.   Session 1: Against the Grain: Recognizing and Countering Bias in Scholarly Research An interdisciplinary panel … Continue reading Spring University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium