EVENT REPORT: ALLEA-GYA-STM WEBINAR ON INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY IN SCHOLARLY PEER REVIEW
In November 2022, ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, GYA (Global Young Academy) and STM (International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) convened a moderated panel discussion about “Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) in Scholarly Peer Review” with four distinguished panellists from the global research and publishers’ communities.
The scholarly peer review system currently does not accurately represent the research community as a whole: women, researchers from the Global South, early career researchers, and non-native English speakers are all among those under-represented. In addition, researchers not affiliated with the traditional well-established 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.