This follow-up post of anonymized testimonies by people of color about their experiences of racism in scholarly publishing once again make for powerful reading, and show how much work we still have to do to create an inclusive, anti-racist culture in our industry.
Sneha Kulkarni from Editage takes a look at the ever-increasing global scientific output, and asks questions about quantity versus quality.
In this guest post about a largely overlooked aspect of diversity and inclusion,Tasha Mellins-Cohen, Director of Publishing at the Microbiology Society, looks at the biases in the workplace faced by women around maternity — even if they can’t — or choose not to — have children.
It’s a well-known secret that women are paid less than men — in scholarly publishing as in other sectors — but the UK government’s recent legislation requiring organizations with more than 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap provides valuable data on just how much of a gap there is…
Editor’s Note: Today’s Guest Post is written by Jasmine Wallace, the Peer Review Manager at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in Washington, D.C. At ASM she sets peer review priorities and helps ensure peer review practices and policies are […]
These powerful testimonies, by people of color, about their experience of racism in scholarly publishing, clearly show that we have “a great deal of powerful and humbling work to do” to address racism and the white-dominated culture of our industry.
In part 2 of Nancy Roberts’ and Phill Jones’ collaboration, Nancy, the founder of Business Inclusivity lays out the starting point for an emerging manifesto on diversity based on the recent workshop at the Researcher to Reader conference.
In 1940, the AAUP published a Statement on Academic Freedom. In 2018, it’s time for it to be updated–and some items clarified.
In this guest post, Betsy Donohue (Vice President, Publisher Business Development & Strategy at Digital Science) offers some thoughts on how and why we could make The Scholarly Kitchen more valuable, in particular, for early career scholarly communications professionals.
Over the past decade, the Kitchen has flourished, with more great things to come as we celebrate this important milestone.
SSP President-Elect discusses opportunities for mentorship in our industry, and the great benefits offered for both mentors and mentees.
We have all been shocked and disgusted by painful stories of harassment over recent months, so why have we heard nothing from our own industry? As many can attest, sexual harassment is just as real and pervasive in scholarly communication as elsewhere. It’s time for us to own this and to begin working together to eradicate this behavior for the next generation of women.
In this update, the focus shifts to the value journal publishers offer, and who benefits.
With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, HumetricsHSS is a kind of meta-workshop in “rethinking humane indicators of excellence in the humanities and social sciences.”
Jocelyn Dawson and Rebecca McLeod gather together helpful advice for recruiting and maintaining a more diverse workforce in publishing.