DEIA Statements and Policies from Journals, Trade and Professional Associations, and Publishers

Journal, trade organizations, professional associations, and publishers are declaring their commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) best practices. This category provides access to published statements on developing DEIA frameworks; guiding principles to address bias based on race and ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, and other aspects of self-identity; DEIA-related editorial policies; and strategies to ensure a culture and practice of inclusion and diversity.

American Society for Microbiology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce Report
American Society for Microbiology
Describes issues pertaining to the specific scientific/medical field served by the organization/publication (e.g., health ‎equity)‎ and offers guiding principles for governance boards.

C4DISC Joint Statement of Principles
C4disc is composed of 10 trade and professional associations that represent organizations and individuals working in scholarly communications. The Coalition was formed to discuss and address issues and principles of diversity and inclusion within our industry.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Why Wiley? Why Research Publishing?
Focuses on having a long overdue conversation about systemic bias against people because of their race, gender, religion, disability, or any other aspects of identity.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Canadian Science Publishing
Publisher statement from Canadian Science Publishing.

Equity and the JAMA Network
Discusses ongoing and new editorial priorities and key approaches of JAMA and the JAMA Network Journals to help promote DEI.

Five Quick Wins You Can Do as a Journal Editor
Discusses editor/editorial ‎board ‎selection/composition, new editor/editorial board roles specific to DEI, and the peer review process.

A Framework for Action in Scientific Publishing: Improving Inclusion and Diversity in the Chemical Sciences
Royal Society of Chemistry
This tool is primarily intended for use by editorial decision-makers to help increase inclusion and diversity amongst editors, reviewers and authors. It also discusses ways to encourage progress on inclusion and diversity in scientific publishing.

Increasing Diversity in Science: It Begins with All of Us
Society for Biological Psychiatry 
Discusses editor/editorial ‎board ‎selection/composition, mentorship/programs/opportunities for members of underrepresented groups, and the peer review process.

Joint Commitment for Action on Inclusion and Diversity in Publishing: An Interview with Laura Norton and Nicola Nugent of the RSC
Royal Society of Chemistry and the Scholarly Kitchen
This interview discusses RSC’s efforts in developing cross-organizational initiatives, both formal and informal, to address these challenges in advancing DEI initiatives.

The Lancet Group’s Commitment to Gender Equity and Diversity
The Lancet
This paper describes the Lancet Group’s diversity pledge and no-all-male-panel policy.

Neurology Efforts by the Journal to Promote Perspectives of Equity, Diversity , and Inclusion and Address Disparities
This editorial describes the journal’s promised update on the substantive and substantial changes made in their editorial team and editorial processes.

New at Cell Press: The Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Cell Press
This statement describes the journal’s approach to giving authors a venue to share ways in which their work or their research group, or both, are contributing to help science become more inclusive and diverse overall.

PCD’s Commitment to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Its Scientific Leadership, Peer-Review Process, Research Focus, Training, and Continuing Education
Office of Medicine and Science/National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Addresses editor/editorial ‎board ‎selection/composition, entorship/programs/opportunities for members of underrepresented groups, new ‎editor/editorial ‎board roles ‎specific to DEI, the peer review process, editorial ‎policy/study ‎methodology/reporting ‎guidelines, call for ‎papers‎/special issues, issues pertaining to the specific scientific/medical field served by the organization/publication (e.g., health ‎equity)‎, and continuing education/DEI training for editorial team members and/or staff.

Royal Society of Chemistry Joint Commitment for Action on Inclusion and Diversity in Publishing
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
The joint commitment was launched in June 2020. It was developed following a workshop in which the RSC shared its Framework for action – a practical guide to reducing bias in its publishing activities – in a workshop with other publishers.

The Scholarly Kitchen: Revisiting: The Problem with Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
The Scholarly Kitchen
This article describes the difference between “diversity,” “equity,” and “inclusion” and also addresses the causes of inequities.