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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Society for Scholarly Publishing is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. A cornerstone of SSP’s strategic plan is to foster DE&I in our community through demonstrated leadership in the effort to expand the diversity of professionals working in scholarly communications. 

We recognize a shared responsibility to create and maintain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for the benefit of all. SSP encourages a culture of inclusion through awareness, outreach, and striving for diverse and balanced representation across all programs. 

Mission Statement

SSP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is charged with providing education and resources to members about diversity and inclusion within their workplaces, and providing direction to SSP volunteers about how they can model diversity and inclusion practices in the work that they are doing on behalf of the organization.

The DE&I Committee has set forth a plan of action with three main objectives:

  1. Educate membership on building communities that prioritize and value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  2. Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in scholarly publishing.
  3. Improve our ability to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives within the organization.

Have suggestions? Get in touch with the DE&I committee.

Scholarly Publishing DE&I Resource Forum

Driven by SSP’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee, the Scholarly Publishing DE&I Resource Forum is a place to share resources that will help our industry tackle multiple challenges as scholarly publishing adapts to a broader world. The forum is open to SSP members and non-members to share resources and ask questions. As these issues can be sensitive, please remember to be aware of the intent and impact of your speech. Please review the Terms of Use/Community Rules and Etiquette before posting.

Committee members are invited to visit the DE&I community on C3 to view member resources.