Session 5G: Workplace Equity in the Scholarly Publishing Industry — Survey Report and Panel Discussion
The theme of SSP’s Annual Meeting — “What’s working, what’s holding us back, and where do we go from here?” — couldn’t align more perfectly with the session’s focus on workplace equity in scholarly publishing. Representatives from the Workplace Equity Project (WE) will report on a global effort to capture data on current practices in our industry, which is characterized by a majority female workforce, male-dominated leadership, and a striking lack of diversity.
Conducted in early 2018 and endorsed by SSP, STM, NFAIS, and UN Women UK, the survey asked participants about work/life balance, career breaks, job satisfaction, professional development, mentoring, networking, salary negotiation, meeting behaviors, and advancement opportunities. An independent grassroots initiative, WE will use the results to measure industry progress, identify gaps, and advocate for broader access to resources and opportunities.
A panel discussion and Q & A will follow the presentation of the survey findings.