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Scholarly Communication Toolkit: Diversity & Inclusion

Scholarly Communication at the Intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)

Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications

The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications was founded by 10 trade and professional associations that represent organizations and individuals working in scholarly communications. The Coalition was formed to discuss and address issues of diversity and inclusion within our industry.


The Toolkits for Equity project leaders submitted a proposal to the 2019 Triangle Scholarly Communications Institute to create three toolkits to provide resources for our community, for allies, for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and for organizations. Taking the model from the American Alliance of Museums’ guides for transgender inclusion, these toolkits provide a common framework for analysis, a shared vocabulary, and best practices to address racial disparities specific to the scholarly publishing community. C4DISC is proud to host the Toolkits for Equity Project. Two of the three toolkits can be accessed below.



Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scholarly Communication

This resource, prepared by the Office of Scholarly Communication at the University of California, helps scholars to navigate the complexities of an ever-evolving landscape for sharing and publishing scholarly research in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarly communication. Who has access to publishing opportunities? Who is making the decisions about who can publish and where? Who is reviewing publications and determining their worth and relevance to the field? Which disciplines and topics are given a voice within the scholarly record?