Past Event

Views from the Inside: Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in the Editing and Publishing of Peer-Reviewed Journals

February 7, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Monday, February 7, 5-7 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities and online

Views from the Inside

The second of three workshops on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in the Editing and Publishing of Peer-Reviewed Journals. Registration is required for this event whether you attend in person (Columbia faculty and staff only) or online. Register here

Registrants who attended the October 18, 2021 workshop will receive a link automatically and do not need to re-register.

PanelistsSusan Boynton (organizer), coeditor of GestaCallum Blackmore, editor of Current MusicologyAlex Gil and Kaiama Glover, coeditors of archipelagos; Michelle Wilson (Digital Publishing, Columbia University Libraries); and Shannon Wearing (University of Toronto, managing editor of RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics)

Presentations will focus on the mechanics, ethics, and economics of journal publishing, including the organization and distribution of labor within journal publications; the many people involved in editing and production; the costs of processes; the roles and challenges of digital platforms; the respective advantages and disadvantages of open access vs. firewall, etc. The workshop will also discuss the relationships between journals and their sponsoring or hosting institutions.

Sponsors: Diversity Matters program of the Arts and Sciences; Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.  Image credit: archipelagos presents Mapping the Haitian Revolution.

The third and final workshop will take place in April 2021.

Workshop 3 (April 4): Working towards Equity and Inclusion in Journal Publication: What does it take to make journal publishing function more inclusively and transparently? In this workshop, participants will discuss their perspectives on future paths for greater equity and inclusion in authorship, the division of labor, peer review, the constitution of editorial boards, and consider the ways in which journals can foster the diversity of all participants. Presenters will address the ways in which institutional contexts (universities, university presses, scholarly societies) shape journal operations, and consider how the relationships between journals and institutions can lead to support for enhanced inclusion and equity.