What can scholarly publishers do to help improve research equity?

This week Anne Powell participated in a panel discussion on recognizing biases and blind spots in improving diversity and inclusion in scholarly publishing at an SSP meeting before the Academic Publishing in Europe conference. In this post she shares some of what she spoke about the needs of Southern researchers and gives some practical recommendations for how people who work in the publishing industry can help.

Research and knowledge at the heart of development: Transforming the field in the UK

John Young reflects on evidence-informed policy work in the UK today and the need for wider global discussions about what approaches work

What makes a good partnership.

Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa: the first eight months

Jon Harle reflects on what we have learnt about strengthening partnerships over the first eight months of the TESCEA project in East Africa

Transformative learning workshop, Tanzania.

Transforming teachers for transformed students

A key early part of the TESCEA project was a series of transformative learning workshops that helped teaching staff reflect on their approaches to teaching and how they can help students interact with what they are being taught.

Whose knowledge counts? Why citizen evidence can lead to better policy making

Peter Taylor and Emily Hayter discuss the role of citizen evidence in improving policy decisions.

For effective change, all stakeholders need to recognize the importance of critical thinking

Dr Kendi Muchungi discusses the importance of iterative approaches and gaining high-level buy-in to new pedagogical approaches in East African universities.

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