This article focuses on proven strategies that departments and research institutions can develop to increase equity in faculty hiring and promotion to address the lack of racial and gender diversity among their faculty.
Historical Comparison of Gender Inequality in Scientific Careers Across Countries and Disciplines
A study suggests that the productivity and impact of gender differences are explained by different publishing career lengths and dropout rates. This inequality in academic publishing has important consequences for institutions and policy makers.
Academic systems rely on the existence of a supply of "outsiders" ready to forgo wages and employment security in exchange for the prospect of uncertain security, prestige, freedom and reasonably high salaries that tenured positions entail.
Games Academics Play and Their Consequences: How Authorship, H-Index and Journal Impact Factors Are Shaping the Future of Academia
Research is a highly competitive profession where evaluation plays a central role. Yet such evaluations are often done in inappropriate ways that are damaging to individual careers, and to the profession.
Growing evidence suggests that the evaluation of researchers’ careers on the basis of narrow definitions of excellence is restricting diversity in academia, both in the development of its labour force and its approaches to address societal challenges. Recommendations are suggested for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
Towards a Community-endorsed Data Stewardship Profession
Data stewardship encompasses all of the various tasks and responsibilities that relate to research data management throughout the entire research lifecycle. It has been discussed at the 14th RDA Plenary in Helsinki by research, industry and policy experts.