Haseeb Irfanullah takes a look at how volunteerism shapes scholarly communication.
Laura Martin offers a summary of a recent C4DISC panel discussion on Intersectionality and what we can do to better support ourselves and our colleagues.
Revisiting Jasmine Wallace’s 2019 primer on best practices for peer reviewers.
The crises that US universities are producing in cities are intensifying as fast as others they face. An interview with Davarian Baldwin, author of In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower.
Today’s guest post is a recap of the recent SSP webinar, Ask the Experts: Trust in Science, with Tracey Brown (Sense About Science), Richard Sever (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press), and Eefke Smith (STM) by the moderator, Anita de Waard (Elsevier).
A recent Scholarly Kitchen webinar on global open access shared perspectives from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Arianna Becerril García, Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou, Vrushali Dandawate and Siân Harris share key themes
Revisiting a 2018 post discussing that for social science and humanities researchers in many parts of the world there are significant barriers to conducting and sharing research, in some cases more so than for science and medicine. In this revisited guest post, Dr. Naveen Minai provides a perspective as a gender studies researcher in Pakistan.
Today we revisit Geraldine Cochran’s 2018 post, which offers a chance to understand the differences between the words “diversity”, “inclusion”, and “equity”, and how that understanding can make our efforts toward progress more effective.
Thea Sherer discusses Springer Nature’s efforts to address climate impact and how collective action can help us all do our part.
The scholarly publishing community must reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to the global climate emergency. Here are some thoughts on how we can take a leading role in these efforts.
University presses are deeply committed to scholarship that shines a critical light on racist systems and histories, and to scholarly projects that seek to decolonize and make more equitable our human stores of knowledge. Do we practice what we publish?
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health are widely discussed in the media, but responsible discussion is vital, and academic publishers have an important role to play. Please be aware that this article talks about suicide.
Dawit Tegbaru offers ideas on how the scholarly communications community can take action to address inequity.
The sudden virtualization of conferences sparked a flurry of experimentation. It is now time to build the future of the scholarly meeting.
Robert Harington asks if we need more than Open Access (OA) to truly democratize science?