In this guest post, Gisela Fosado and Cathy Rimer-Surles of Duke UP share highlights and a video from their panel session on equity at the 2019 AUPresses Annual Meeting, plus helpful recommendations to help us achieve equity in scholarly communications.
In this guest post, Katy Alexander (Digital Science), Becky Degler (Wiley) and Simon Holt (Elsevier) explain why the scholarly communications industry would benefit from being more inclusive in its recruitment and development of people with disabilities, highlighting the particular skills they bring to our industry
This year’s SSP annual meeting included a special track of non-traditional sessions. Guest Chef, Christine Orr writes about round tables, bringing your own topic and listening to those who might otherwise not speak up.
In a world of face-paced constant change, individual development and evolution is critical. What new skills have you developed in the past 5 years and why?
What could motivate researchers to get involved in global evidence-informed policy influencing processes such as the one led by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – and how can we ensure diversity of researchers and research sources?
High School and Undergrad student conduct research all the time, and yet student run journals can come and go. Today’s guest post highlights the STEM Fellowship, which provides a sustainable support structure for student lead journals as well as challenges to inspire research outside the box.
Jasmine Wallace shares strategies for getting the most out of attending publishing meetings.
Charlie Rapple summarizes the panel discussion from SSP’s first UK regional event, with highlights and tips relating to career breadth, the pros and cons of working in big vs small companies, becoming a leader, networking, “becoming your best self” and “getting comfortable being uncomfortable”.
What is it like to be a leader who’s a woman of color in a world where senior management is largely dominated by white men? Find out in this conversation with three women of color who are in positions of leadership in scholarly communications and STEM.
An awareness of how neurodiverse people in academia and scholarly publishing perceive the world can improve working relationships and help them achieve their potential.
Guest author Rob Schlesinger encourages a rethink of the common requirement that graduate students publish their dissertations.
We are celebrating International Women’s Day with guest Chef Susan Spilka of the Workplace Equity Project, who recently moderated a well-attended SSP webinar on moving from diversity to inclusion and equity, on which her post is based.
Your desk is covered with brochures about getting new skills to meet growing needs, and course offerings for continuing education credits. Your inbox is filled with notices about meetings and webinars. How do you decide which is worth your time?
Happy New Year! Does it feel like everything is happening at once? Welcome to The Great Acceleration.
What topic makes you uncomfortable in our industry? For me, it’s diversity: a subject that impacts me, but that I’ve never been courageous enough to address.