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Research4Life launches a new committee to address equity for researchers in LMICs -

In a significant move towards fostering equity and inclusion in the academic and research landscape, Research4Life is establishing an Equity Committee. The Research4Life Equity Committee intends to bring about a transformative change in the representation and participation of researchers from lower and middle-income countries (LMICs). By addressing… Read More

Over 40% of Cell Press papers now include inclusion and diversity statements -

Cell Press, a leading publisher of scientific research, has reached a significant milestone by incorporating inclusion and diversity statements in over 40% of its published research articles. This achievement marks a substantial increase from the initial implementation of these statements, demonstrating the commitment of both authors and… Read More

ARL, CARL, and Ithaka S+R collaborate to address historical marginalization -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and Ithaka S+R have announced their latest joint effort in advancing inclusivity and equity in the realm of academic research. Titled 'Redressing Relationships with the… Read More

APA teams up with ResearchGate to enhance journal article visibility -

In a strategic move aimed at increasing the accessibility and impact of its research, the American Psychological Association (APA) has joined forces with ResearchGate, a professional network for scientists and researchers. This partnership aims to bolster the visibility of APA-published journal articles by granting… Read More

US House Appropriations Committee’s Bill stirs concerns over research accessibility -

The US House Appropriations Committee has unveiled its proposed 2024 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, outlining a substantial budget of $58 billion. While the bill purports to streamline agencies and programs, it has raised alarm bells among the scientific community due to its potential… Read More

Grant to implement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Institute awarded to the Association of Research Libraries -

The US Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) a $249,531 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to implement the ARL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Institute. These funds will support the… Read More

C4DISC DEIA Community of Practice launched for scholarly communications professionals -

Scholarly communications professionals now have a new avenue to engage and collaborate in advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) initiatives with the launch of the C4DISC DEIA Community of Practice, a peer-to-peer platform facilitating knowledge-sharing and building trusted connections. The Community of Practice welcomes all… Read More

FASEB collaborates with society publishers to advocate diversity initiatives for publications -

The Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has joined forces with the Society Publishers’ Coalition to co-author a groundbreaking report that provides essential guidance to society publishers on tackling diversity and inclusivity issues within their journal programs. Published under the title 'Recommendations… Read More

Alisha Keig named ARL Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has appointed Alisha Keig as Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, effective May 10, 2023. Alisha previously served as the associate director for Equity in Schools at Beloved Community, a racial and economic equity consulting firm. Alisha is a skilled project manager,… Read More

RSC and ResearchGate collaborate to enhance accessibility of open access journals -

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has signed a new partnership with ResearchGate to expand the reach of its open access (OA) portfolio. ResearchGate, a professional network for researchers, will offer an enhanced presence to RSC journals on its new offering, "Journal Home." This… Read More

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