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C4DISC Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month 2021: Four Spotlight Interviews

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

Show Me the Money: Talking about Dollars in a Way that Makes More Sense

August 25, 2021 | Dawn Durante Guest post by Becca Bostock, associate editor and subventions coordinator, Ohio State University Press and Dominique J. Moore, acquisitions editor, University of Illinois Press A little background: when we met, we were an assistant editor and a Mellon Diversity Fellow at the same university press (UP). We had similar … Continue reading Show Me the Money: Talking about Dollars in a Way that Makes More Sense

Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations Now Available to Help Build Equity and Promote Antiracist Workplace Culture in Scholarly Publishing

August 25, 2021 A new diversity, equity, and inclusion resource for scholarly publishing professionals, the Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations was published today by Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) and Toolkits for Equity in Scholarly Publishing project volunteers. A cross-organizational effort, the toolkit is the second in a series of three focused on antiracism; additional toolkits … Continue reading Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations Now Available to Help Build Equity and Promote Antiracist Workplace Culture in Scholarly Publishing

Join the Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scholarly Publishing

September 20-24, 2021 | Aries Industry Advisory Board At the June Aries Industry Advisory Board (AIAB) meeting, Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement, NISO and SSP President (2021-22), joined as our guest speaker, leading an exploratory discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in scholarly publishing. Board members from leading industry organizations shared their current and future … Continue reading Join the Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scholarly Publishing

Spotlight on Antiracism Toolkit for Allies, an initiative of C4DISC

ALPSP | August 10, 2021 – Shortlisted for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2021 This year, the judges have selected a shortlist of six for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing. Each finalist will be invited to showcase their innovation to industry peers at the ALPSP Awards session on Wednesday 15 September at the opening … Continue reading Spotlight on Antiracism Toolkit for Allies, an initiative of C4DISC

Medical Journal Articles Written by Women Are Cited Less Than Those Written by Men

Kelsey Odorczyk | July 2, 2021 Original research articles with women as both primary and senior authors are cited the least, Penn Medicine research finds. PHILADELPHIA— While more women are entering the field of academic medicine than ever before, they are less likely to be recognized as experts and leaders; they are less likely to receive prestigious awards, be promoted … Continue reading Medical Journal Articles Written by Women Are Cited Less Than Those Written by Men

Scientific publishers expedite name changes for authors

Career News | July 21, 2021 Safety and equity concerns prompt some journals and scientific societies to hasten use of new names on transgender authors’ works. In an effort to expand inclusivity for transgender researchers, some scientific publishers and societies worldwide have adopted policies that allow rapid and discreet author name changes to be made … Continue reading Scientific publishers expedite name changes for authors

Why We Should All Care about Early Career Pay Equity and Inclusion: An Interview with Becca Bostock and Dominique J. Moore

Alice Meadows | July 19, 2021 This year’s Association of University Presses’ annual conference included a Collaboration Lab on Early Career Pay Equity and Inclusivity. Facilitators Rebecca (Becca) Bostock, Associate Editor and Subventions Coordinator at Ohio State University Press, and Dominique (Dom) J. Moore, Acquisitions Editor, at the University of Illinois Press presented the results of a … Continue reading Why We Should All Care about Early Career Pay Equity and Inclusion: An Interview with Becca Bostock and Dominique J. Moore

Guest Post — Intersectionality: Considering Identity When Working Towards a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Future

Laura Martin, Wiley | July 15, 2021 None of us have just one identity. The concept of intersectionality highlights how multiple, overlapping identities and identity markers—such as race, class, age, gender, sexuality, and religion—contribute to how marginalized groups experience discrimination. On June 15, 2021, the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC), in collaboration with … Continue reading Guest Post — Intersectionality: Considering Identity When Working Towards a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Future

C4DISC Celebrates Pride Month 2021: Spotlight Interviews

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

The Number One Reason White Men Give For Not Getting Involved With Diversity and Inclusion

August 1, 2020 | Sarah Todd, Quartz A survey from the Center for Talent Innovation sheds light on the problem. A few years ago at a company picnic, I joined a handful of colleagues helping to haul boxes of sandwiches and soft drinks through the park. All of us had signed up for this manual … Continue reading The Number One Reason White Men Give For Not Getting Involved With Diversity and Inclusion