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.
Following a rich and lively panel discussion at ALPSP, Alison Mudditt summarizes the cultural changes needed and practical actions we can all take individually and within our organizations to stamp out harassment and create respectful, dignified places of work for everyone.
Abigail Wickes and Erica Leeman discuss early career experiences, the value of an MLIS degree across the industry, and the need for metadata expertise in publishing.
Have you visited the SSP library lately? It’s a treasure trove of information about scholarly communications, including videos of the sessions from this year’s Annual Meeting.
Jocelyn Dawson and Rebecca McLeod interview Safiya Noble, author of “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism”.
In today’s guest post, Dr. Geraldine Cochran discusses why addressing issues around equity are an important first step in meeting any diversity and inclusion goals.
How can we ensure that SSP continues to be “the community for everyone engaged in scholarly publishing”? As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, today we’re hearing from a range of early career professionals about their own career aspirations, and the role that SSP can play in helping them develop and thrive in a constantly changing landscape.
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.