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C4DISC announces new opportunities for scholarly publishing professionals to demonstrate commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity

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.

New Resource to Combat Racial Bias Now Available for Scholarly Publishing Professionals: The Antiracism Toolkit for Allies

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

World-leading publishers join in commitment to make research publishing more inclusive and diverse

June 24, 2020 | 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 … Continue reading World-leading publishers join in commitment to make research publishing more inclusive and diverse

C4DISC Statement of Solidarity Against Racism

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.

Scientist Mothers Face Extra Challenges in the Face of COVID-19

May 7, 2020 | 500 Women Scientists The pandemic is amplifying nearly every disadvantage that women in STEM already face. But institutions and the scientific community can help. It is clear that workplace policies and culture can undermine women’s success in STEM fields. The “mom penalty,” for example, is all too familiar to many of … Continue reading Scientist Mothers Face Extra Challenges in the Face of COVID-19

Towards inclusive scholarly publishing: developments in the university press community

May 2020 | UKSG Insights This article provides an overview of the ways in which the members of the Association of University Presses are working towards more inclusive practices in scholarly publishing. The authors consider the Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship Program (now in its fourth year), the work of the Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, the … Continue reading Towards inclusive scholarly publishing: developments in the university press community

Stanford sociologist pilots new method to reduce gender inequality at work

December 19, 2017 | Standford News A new approach for reducing gender inequality in the workplace has shown promise in a pilot project at several companies. It combines existing tools and adds an evaluation of places where biases could creep in to a company’s procedures. In a recently published paper in Gender & Society, Shelley Correll, director of … Continue reading Stanford sociologist pilots new method to reduce gender inequality at work

A gentleman’s profession? The women fighting for gender equality in publishing

April 6, 2018 | The Independent The benefits generated by WiP’s relentless activity are still reaped by women today – in publishing and beyond. ​Gregory, Mountain, Cholmeley and O’Reilly all talk of Macmillan, of Penguin, where women’s salaries are now outstripping those of men. For example, the median pay gap Macmillan reported was 34 per … Continue reading A gentleman’s profession? The women fighting for gender equality in publishing