What is it about?
The Workplace Equity Project conducted a global survey in 2018 to map bias in the scholarly publishing landscape and recommend solutions for delivering improved outcomes. The findings showed imbalances and inequities for respondents based on their gender and ethnicity. The leadership profile is more male (33% vs. 21%), and more White (91% vs. 81%) than the sample as a whole. Moreover, those who fit the leadership profile are more likely to report that they believe they are fairly compensated, recognized by the leadership, and have fair opportunities for advancement.
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Why is it important?
The findings provide a baseline to measure progress in eliminating bias and creating more inclusive organizations in scholarly publishing industry. The article recommends improvements to current practice in recruitment, sponsorship and advocacy, and staff retention to drive change towards creating a more equitable, inclusive workforce.
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This page is a summary of: Evaluating equity in scholarly publishing, Learned Publishing, May 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/leap.1301.
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