From the C4DISC Coalition:
The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications has released a Joint Statement of Principles to demonstrate the commitment of participating organizations to promoting involvement, innovation, and expanded access to leadership opportunities that maximize engagement across identity groups and professional levels.
The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) is currently comprised of ten trade and professional associations that represent organizations and individuals working in scholarly communications.
These organizations include the Association of University Presses, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, Canadian Association of Learned Journals, Council of ScienceEditors, International Society of Managing and Technical Editors, Library Publishing Coalition, NASIG, Open Access, Scholarly Publishers Association, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing.
The Coalition was formed in June 2017 to discuss and address the issues of diversity and inclusion within our industry. In principle and in practice, collectively, these organizations value and seek diversity and inclusive practices within the scholarly communications ecosystem.
A number of surveys in recent years have shed light on the lack of diversity in scholarly communications as whole. Whether it is gender equality or the noticeable lack of ethnic diversity among our workforce, there is an awareness that, as an industry, we are not a model of inclusivity. Publishing is truly a global enterprise, yet in many respects, our workforce is very homogeneous and that is reflected in our own collective member demographics.
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