Annual Meeting Report

Diversity and Inclusion from Research to Post-Publication


MODERATOR: Brit Stamey Copyediting Services Coordinator J&J Editorial Cary, North Carolina SPEAKERS: Erika Valenti SVP Emerald Publishing United Kingdom Harrison Inefuku Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian Iowa State University Ames, Iowa Racquel Jemison Student Experiences Portfolio Manager American Chemical Society Washington, DC Kamela Heyward-Rotimi Executive Director/Founder Knowledge Exchange Research Group Deborah Poff Chair Committee on Publication Ethics United Kingdom Nancy Roberts CEO Umbrella Analytics United Kingdom Siân Harris Communications Specialist INASP United Kingdom Racquel Jemison Student Experiences Portfolio Manager American Chemical Society Washington, DC REPORTER: Heather DiAngelis Manager, Journals Production American Society of Civil Engineers Reston, Virginia “It’s not just inclusion; we all need to be a part of the design of the platform.”—Kamela Heyward-Rotimi In a two-part session titled “Diversity and Inclusion from Research to Post-Publication,” speakers discussed diversity problems inherent to academic publishing. The panelists provided a wealth of perspectives, including topics ranging from high school students considering science degrees through researchers’ access to published material. The sessions highlighted case studies, methods, and goals for increasing diversity across the entire scholarly record. Erika Valenti kicked off Part 1 with an overview of STRIDE, Emerald Publishing’s LGBTQ and social justice awareness initiative that concentrates on gender, diversity, stereotypes, unconscious bias training, and inclusion. At its core, Emerald Publishing, and STRIDE in particular, focuses on upholding safe spaces, which is seen as a never-ending project. STRIDE adheres to several pillars, including sharing and disseminating content related to LGBTQ and social justice research and scholarship, and expanding their good works plan into […]

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