A second joint event by the GYA with ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, and STM Publishers took place in November 2022, and looked at ‘IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) in scholarly peer-review’.
A workshop report has now been published: LINK
You can watch a recording of the panel discussion here.
Pradeep Kumar (Wits University, South Africa), co-lead of the GYA working group on Scientific Excellence, was part of the high-level discussion panel; and GYA member Stefania Mondello (University of Messina, Italy) was part of the session organising team.
The online webinar followed a first joint event in 2020, on ”the future of peer review in scholarly communications”, a summary of which can be found here.
The 2022 event explored issues related to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility in the scholarly peer review system, examined ways to expand IDEA in scholarly peer review, looked at the causes and consequences of issues surrounding IDEA, and discussed experiences regarding IDEA-related challenges for peer reviewers and authors, identified gaps in the current system and explored how biases could be better addressed.
The peer review system currently does not accurately represent the research community as a whole: women, researchers from the Global South and less-established institutions, early-career researchers, and non-native English speakers are all among those under-represented. In addition, researchers not affiliated with established high-status institutions often experience a disadvantage when their work is submitted for peer review. Together, these biases directly affect individuals’ career progression and are likely to impact the quality of research outputs and diversification of the research system in general.
2022 panel discussion report: LINK
Contact: Anna-Maria Gramatté, GYA Senior Project Officer