Five years after the landmark Workplace Equity Survey first benchmarked the state of diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) in the scholarly publishing industry, a second iteration was conducted early in the summer of 2023. We are now analyzing the data to uncover whether real change, as measured through workplace experiences and perceptions, resulted from the … Continue reading Building a More Equitable Future with Data: A conversation with some of the WE Survey’s Next Generation
Anne Stone, SSP DEI Committee member| September 14, 2023 Study after study shows stark disparities across the research ecosystem, including scholarly publishing. Effecting change is a daunting challenge that demands sustained commitment. In their recommendations, colleagues in the Society Publishers’ Coalition (SocPC) offer six routes to inclusive publishing with many program ideas and examples. Erin … Continue reading Finding Pathways to Equity – Recommendations from Society Publishers’ Coalition: Spotlight Interview
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
Divya Nair (Cactus Communications) & Mia Ricci (Wiley), C4DISC Communications and Outreach Committee June witnesses a month-long global celebration of Pride every year. Pride month is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured and to rejoice in the triumphs of trailblazing individuals who have bravely … Continue reading C4DISC Celebrates Pride Month 2021: Spotlight Interviews
Dr. Geraldine L. Cochran, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University | May 25, 2021 In 2018, Dr. Cochran published an article in the Scholarly Kitchen:The Problem with Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity. Of course, a lot has changed since 2018; in this post, … Continue reading Revisiting the problem with DE&I during COVID-19 and the racism pandemics
Mia Ricci, Publisher at Wiley and Co-Chair of C4DISC Communications & Outreach Committee | May 25, 2021 In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the US, I had the pleasure of representing C4DISC in four sit-down interviews with API colleagues who are working towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in our shared … Continue reading C4DISC Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month 2021: Four Spotlight Interviews
With global collaboration the norm, one gap that stands out like a sore thumb is how the industry treats new parents in the U.S. Most scholarly publishing companies and organizations offer U.S.-based employees a greatly abbreviated benefit compared to what they offer staff in other countries.
Karen Phillips, SVP Global Learning Resources and UK Editorial, SAGE Publishing | July 4, 2019 I’ve been supporting efforts in our London office to promote dignity at work, recognising that in publishing there are plenty of opportunities for harassment of junior employees by senior authors or editors, or more senior colleagues. It is an issue that … Continue reading Helping To Promote Dignity At Work
Amanda Myrkalo | March 4, 2018 I started in publishing with a love of young adult fiction, armed with an English undergraduate degree and Marketing internship, and plans to discover the next Harry Potter. I aimed for New York City… and landed a job in academic publishing at Taylor & Francis Group in Philadelphia. From the … Continue reading Lessons from Hogwarts to Scholarly Press
Frauke G. Ralf | Feb 24, 2018 What made me get involved with this project? It’s the fact that diversity and inclusion go much further than “just” gender as a cause. Having worked from the age of 19 with my first editorial job at Rowohlt Verlag in Hamburg, I came across many diversity-, inclusion- and gender-related … Continue reading Why engage in the WE project?