The Inner Demon

Vicky Williams | April 3, 2018 For a while, I think I was a reluctant feminist. I never really thought of myself as a feminist, but instead focussed on championing meritocracy and fairness in the workplace. That is still my ideal, and the thing that drives me – but I now look at this through multiple … Continue reading The Inner Demon

We need more mentorship programs and networks for people of color within scholarly publishing

Sabrina Robleh | April 9, 2018 The numbers speak for themselves. A survey conducted in 2015 found that 87% of workers in the Scholarly Publishing Industry were and are white. The onus of increasing diversity within the industry falls on not only the hiring practices of publishers but also on the retention of interns and entry-level … Continue reading We need more mentorship programs and networks for people of color within scholarly publishing

Dance Lessons

Susan Dawson | May 6, 2018 I recently heard a Verna Myers quote, “Diversity is inviting someone to the dance, inclusion is asking them to dance.” As a teenager in the ‘90s I spent a fair amount of time watching TV, so when I heard this quote, my immediate visualization was the scene in The Fresh Prince … Continue reading Dance Lessons

Is Inclusion A Conclusion?

Chhavi Chauhan | September 25, 2018 Equality…what equality? No two individuals of the >7.4 billion humans are identical in appearance, aptitude, emotional IQ, physical and mental wellbeing, and their personal and professional stature. I wonder if the human mind unconsciously seeks ways of sorting the gazillion people we come across in various walks of life. And … Continue reading Is Inclusion A Conclusion?

The Trajectory of a Career with Some Observations – Part 1-The Path

Laura A. Lander | November 27, 2018 My career entry into scholarly publishing happened in a round-about matter.  After college, and having studied and lived in Germany for two years, I returned to the States and sought the advice of friends’ parents concerning a possible career path. I did not (or even know how to) dress … Continue reading The Trajectory of a Career with Some Observations – Part 1-The Path