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?
Dr Joseph Williams, an expert in multicultural and social justice training, is delivering a pre-conference workshop on micro-aggressions at the SSP Annual Meeting. Find out more in this interview!
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.
Randy Townsend from the American Geophysical Union discusses the strides that organization has made toward equity and diversity.
How three transformations in scholarly publishing over recent years could help Bangladesh move out of the UN’s List of Least Developed Countries by 2024. Guest post by Haseeb Md. Irfanullah.
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.
Andrea Powell, STM’s Publisher Coordinator of Research4Life shares recent discussions about obstacles facing researchers in the Global South, not just in accessing scholarly literature but in performing their own research and finding suitable publication channels to communicate it to a global audience.
Information access has an important role to play in tackling inequity in the global research and knowledge systems. But subscriptions to Northern journals are only part of the story for improving research equity in low- and middle-income-countries.
Highlighting a sampling of posts by authors from around the globe to help raise awareness of the communication needs and concerns of the international scholarly community.
Okay, 2019, it’s gotta be the end of manels (all male panels) and whanels (all white). Online projects provide resources that call attention to the problems of bias, and make locating women experts easy.
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.
Over 1,400 researchers signed an open letter expressing concern about Plan S. Then Twitter came for them — and, more particularly, for the woman who organized the letter.
As we think about open research and equity, we introduce a new type of post: “Ask the Community”, where we invite others to answer the same question put to the Chefs, with a deliberate focus on some of the people or regions of the world that often are disadvantaged in the global research landscape.
Last week saw the official launch of the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) – a collaboration between 10 industry organizations led by SSP. Learn why this group is needed and what its priorities are in this post by Alice Meadows