DEIA Committees of Trade/Professional Organizations in Scholarly Publishing

Trade and professional organizations have recognized the importance of addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). Resources available in this category provide information on the charge, mission, objectives, and activities of DEIA-related committees and coalitions of trade and professional organizations. These committees and coalitions serve as resources by offering examples of DEIA activities, training opportunities, lessons learned, and networks around which to get involved.

Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC)
C4disc’s membership consist of trade and professional associations committed to discussing and addressing issues of diversity and inclusion within the scholarly communications industry.

Council of Science Editors’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee
The purpose of CSE’s DEIA Committee is to assist CSE with establishing an organizational infrastructure, culture, and capacity to deliver programmatic activities and training to integrate DEIA best practices in publication management, scholarly publishing and communication, new member recruitment, science editing among its leadership, members, member journals, and the profession at large.

Health Affairs Journal’s Health Equity Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Health Affairs’ Health Equity Committee is to guide the journal with developing and implementing strategies to advance equity within scholarly publishing of health services and health policy research.

International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) DEI Advisory Council
The DEI Advisory Council of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) advises the Board of Directors and committees on practical opportunities to cultivate DEI within the ISMTE leadership, programming, and membership; and explores how ISMTE can have a voice in the scholarly communications industry on issues of DEI.

Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
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.