Guest Post — Updating “What Should a Conference Cost?”: Lessons Learned from Another Year of Online Meetings

Mark Carden offers lessons learned from year of running an online conference in 2021, designing a hybrid conference for 2022, and observing what event providers have offered and delegates have experienced.

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Guest Post — Research Integrity: Ensuring Trust in Global Research   

A look at developments in research integrity, and the attempt to build a universal culture of ethical and responsible practice in research as well as systems within the overall research ecosystem for such a culture to flourish.

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How Do We Make Research Assessment More Responsible? – A Multi-stakeholder Discussion

A report on the SSP Publisher-Funder Task Force’s meeting of senior researchers, university administrators, funders, publishers, and representatives from other organizations on the topic of Responsible Research Assessment for the 21st Century.

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Connecting Sustainable Development, Publishing Ethics, and the North-South Divide

Haseeb Irfanullah explores the Global North-South divide in scholarly publishing ethics in the context of sustainable development.

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The Other Diversity in Scholarly Publishing

After becoming a Scholarly Kitchen Chef back in July 2019, I have never stopped being amazed by the numerous dynamic issues and developments that scholarly publishing is dealing with. As a biologist by training, ‘diversity’ is the word that comes to mind.

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Guest Post — Shifting Away from Yearly Accessibility Audits: How Can a Better System be Implemented?

Justin Alexander from ITHAKA discusses effective ways to continuously ensure that media meets accessibility requirements.

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Guest Post – Perspectives on a “Unified Approach” to the Future of Open Access  

There is value in exploring the concept of different perspectives on open access in order to begin to develop a “unified approach to open”.

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FORCE11 Engages a Global Audience at FORCE2021

FORCE11 hosts a diverse virtual conference to build global connections to improve scholarly communications.

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Our Societies, Journals, and the Narrative of Accessibility and Equity in Open Research

What can research societies do to improve accessibility and equity in Open Research? Haseeb Irfanullah suggests ways we can transform our outlook and efforts.

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Guest Post — Towards Standardizing Plain Language Summaries: The Open Pharma Recommendations

Adeline Rosenberg offers a look into the value of providing plain language summaries in research papers, and the standards created for doing so.

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Job Hunting with an “Invisible” Disability: A Conversation

Today’s guest post — the second in a series of two — is a conversation between Katy Alexander and Sylvia Hunter about job hunting with a disability in the publishing industry. 

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Some Perspectives on Disability Disclosure in the Publishing Industry

Today’s guest post, by Simon Holt and Erin Osborne-Martin, is the first of two looking at the experiences of people with disabilities in scholarly publishing (the second will be published tomorrow).

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Guest Post — Introducing Demographic Questions during Manuscript Submission at the American Psychological Association

Katie Einhorn, Steph Pollock, and Nick Paolini discuss APA’s efforts to collect demographic information during manuscript submission. In this interview, they share what they did, why, how, and what this means for other publishing organizations.

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