To celebrate the launch of C4DISC’s Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations, Damita Snow and Jocelyn Dawson sat down with Laura Martin and Megan Seyler to share why they are excited about this toolkit and what they hope it will achieve.
Calls for a monoculture of scholarly communication keep multiplying. But wouldn’t a continued diversity of models be healthier?
A recent Scholarly Kitchen webinar on global open access shared perspectives from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Arianna Becerril García, Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou, Vrushali Dandawate and Siân Harris share key themes
Today we revisit Geraldine Cochran’s 2018 post, which offers a chance to understand the differences between the words “diversity”, “inclusion”, and “equity”, and how that understanding can make our efforts toward progress more effective.
Thea Sherer discusses Springer Nature’s efforts to address climate impact and how collective action can help us all do our part.
Like all OA funding models, subscribe-to-open solves some problems while creating others. Some of the downsides are pretty fundamental.
The scholarly publishing community must reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to the global climate emergency. Here are some thoughts on how we can take a leading role in these efforts.
Global initiatives in open are decentralized and disconnected, lacking researcher input and buy-in. An “opens solutions” approach can both embrace and leverage that diversity, ensuring that it all contributes to the greater whole.
Like a home renovation, content standards, like JATS4R, involve surprises & inter-dependencies, demanding our teamwork & flexibility.
David Parker looks at platform strategy for supporting learning and curriculum development.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health are widely discussed in the media, but responsible discussion is vital, and academic publishers have an important role to play. Please be aware that this article talks about suicide.
Dawit Tegbaru offers ideas on how the scholarly communications community can take action to address inequity.
Haseeb Irfanullah discusses how we can overcome the barriers blocking global participation in open access publishing.
How to address lies in the political life of a democracy? Education, information literacy, gatekeeping, and dialogue are not enough. Lisa Hinchliffe and Roger Schonfeld examine the issue.
Today we suggest taking time this weekend to consider the life and legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Here we look at his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, which remains urgently relevant more than 50 years after it was written.