A major factor in determining quality in the peer review process are the reviewers. Without peers providing high-quality reviews, the value-add of the peer review process declines. We started this conversation about what makes a quality peer review within our larger community via Twitter , and came up with a few qualities of good peer reviewers.
On the eve of a peer review seminar in Australia, Alex Christopher interviews CSIRO’s Andrew Stammer and Publons’ Tiago Barros on the current state of peer review.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the folks at textBOX can help publishers present that descriptive text (“alt-text”) to the online world, meeting key accessibility and discoverability demands.
Videos of the sessions from the SSP’s 2019 Annual Meeting are now available.
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.
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.