While a growing awareness of racial disparities has resulted in a groundswell of support for inclusivity in scholarly publishing, the resulting initiatives would be more effective if professional associations were able to provide training materials to help transform organizational cultures.
Perspectives on Open Science and Inequity: Who is Left Behind?
Due to precautionary measures in regard to the coronavirus, the second day of this year's Open Science Conference got canceled. Luckily, the panellists Johanna Havemann, Anne-Floor Scholvinck, Daniel Spichtinger and August Wierling agreed to submit their opening statements as a blog post.
How Journals Are Using Overlay Publishing Models to Facilitate Equitable OA
In the overlay publishing model, a journal performs refereeing services, but it doesn’t publish articles on its website. Rather, the journal’s website links to final article versions hosted on an online repository. Some editors share why they chose to publish their journals via the arXiv overlay model and how they believe overlay journals will contribute to greater equity in OA.
Medicine Ignored Women's Health for Years - That's Finally Changing
For decades, the medical field has dismissed female health concerns. Women have been told that they’re imagining signs of heart attacks and other life-threatening ailments and had few resources devoted to researching their medical problems, but, at last, that seems to be changing.
Bias Against Female Scientists Revealed in Study of Canadian Grants Program
Female scientists are less likely to win research dollars from the federal government's grant agency (CIHR), when the grant application is reviewed based on the scientist leading the project, rather than the proposal.