January 27, 2022

Scholarly Publishing Industry: Workplace Equity Project Releases “Global Voices for Workplace Equity: Findings from the WE Survey” (Executive Summary)

From the Workplace Equity Website:

2018-09-26_11-50-30Long characterized by a majority female workforce, male-dominated leadership, and a striking lack of diversity*, the scholarly publishing industry is changing and WE can accelerate the pace of that change.  The Workplace Equity Project is a grassroots organization using research communication and advocacy to build a community of voices to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion within scholarly publishing workplaces around the world.

Conceived while organizing an AAP/PSP live event/webinar in October 2017, the WE Project conducted an industry-wide survey to capture data on workplace experiences, practices, and opportunities in the scholarly publishing industry, an effort that was aided by endorsements from the Association of University Presses, Society for Scholarly Publishers, Crossref, Association of Publishers in India, OASPA, ISMTE, My Science Work, ALPSP, STM Association, Singapore Book Publishers Association,NFAIS, UN Women UK, and the Association of Australian Publishers. Aiming to learn how individuals in the industry view their organizations’ efforts address these issues, whether existing efforts are effective, and what can be done to drive change, the survey drew 1,182 respondents from around the world.

Direct to Executive Summary (28 pages; PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.