For today’s post we asked SSP’s Past Presidents to tell us why is it important for SSP to support the mental health of our members, especially around work-related issues. Read on to hear what they have to say
With all the intricacies of intersectionality – gender, ethnicity, disability, neurodivergency, mental health, and other identifiers – how can we be true to our whole self while also being authentic as our work-selves in our day-to-day roles?
We need to normalize the conversations around grief and depression. A personal reflection, and some thoughts on how we can better support our colleagues.
The first in a new series of posts, “Mental Health Awareness Mondays”. Today, Emma Jellen APA offers tips for publishers from the Center for Workplace Mental Health.
The traditional “normal” in academia often lacks the richness and dynamism required for robust intellectual discourse and innovation. How can we cultivate a “personalized normal” that celebrates the uniqueness of researchers and empowers them to communicate their discoveries innovatively?
Accountability is at the center of leadership. We must hold people, policies and structures to account and if we are struggling with tackling the hard questions, are we really doing the work?
The COVID pandemic brought changes in what was acceptable to working life. Should we give up those benefits for the sake of returning to the office? How does each individual person’s experience differ, and how can we create conditions that allow all to thrive?
Here I propose a framework for a Voluntary Contribution Transaction system to recognize the voluntary contributions in the scholarly workflow and to give tangible benefits to the volunteers.
Human-dependent peer review is inequitable, suffers from injustice, and is potentially unsustainable. Here’s why we should replace it (eventually) with AI-based peer review.
How do we strike a balance between humans and AI to improve peer review? We’ve interviewed a few publishing experts who specialize in human and AI ethical, equitable, and sustainable publishing solutions to share their thoughts on the future of peer review.
Our week of posts celebrating Peer Review Week 2023 continues with an interview with Shaina Lange and Sue Harris of SSP’s DEIA Committee Outreach Subcommittee, about their work on a soon-to-be-published toolkit to build DEIA in peer review processes and editorial roles
Now, two decades into the OA movement, it is high time for university libraries and presses to finally create a future for OA monographs.
SSP Past Presidents were convened in a task force to consider ways in which SSP as a society can and should support the mental health of members, with work-related issues being the primary but not the only focus. The goal of this Task Force is to identify potential opportunities, activities, resources, and initiatives.
The Curse of Knowledge is when we assume everyone else understands what we’re talking about, when they don’t. Good communication happens when we have the courage to make it simple.
Inequities are rife in the research process, starting with the pre-award process. Based on feedback and input from researchers, research managers, and others a new report looks at the challenges and makes recommendations for how funders and institutions can address them.