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DEI Open Access Workshop

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Open Access Publishing: Workshop to explore barriers and solutions

NSF Award #2209643
Dates: February 1-2, 2023
Location: Washington, DC
Apply by: January 20, 2023

Dear colleague,  

We are writing to invite your participation in an NSF-funded workshop, “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Open Access Publishing: Workshop to explore barriers and solutions.” The workshop will be held February 1-2 at the AGU Conference Center, 2000 Florida Ave, in Washington, DC.  

 The objectives of this workshop are to: 

  •             raise awareness of the intersection between open science and DEI, 
  •             evaluate the current state of DEI in publishing (including identifying data gaps), 
  •             facilitate networking and conversation around DEI in publishing among Ecology and Environmental Biology society and publishing leaders, and
  •             provide a forum for stakeholders to identify best practices when moving towards Open Access publishing models.

We have identified three main topics for this workshop: the intersection of DEI and Open Access Publishing, Scholarly Publishing Case Studies and Perspectives, and Assessing and Tracking DEI in publishing. For each topic, we will have a panel of speakers, large group discussion, and small breakout groups to continue the conversation. A professional facilitator will guide the event.  

Confirmed speakers for the event include representatives from the American Chemical Society, American Mathematical Society, American Society of Microbiology, American Geophysical Union, American Institute of Biological Sciences, Association of Research Libraries, Council of Science Editors, Elsevier, Public Library of Science, Springer, Wiley.  

We have limited room for additional participants. If you would like to attend this event and provide positive contributions towards identifying strategies to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarly publishing, please complete this form (below). Participants are expected to attend the entire event (full day February 1 and half day February 2). 

ESA has funding available to cover your travel expenses, including airfare, hotel, and meals through NSF Award #2209643.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but must be completed by January 20 to be considered. Questions should be addressed to Adrienne Sponberg, ESA Society Programs Director gro.asenull@enneirda 


Workshop Organizing Committee 

Matthew McCary, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University 
Catherine O’Riordan, Executive Director of Ecological Society of America 
Pamela Padilla, Dean of the College of Science and Professor of Biology, University of North Texas 
Adrienne Sponberg, Society Programs Director for Ecological Society of America 
Richard Wallace, Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 

**Please note: We have reached capacity for in-person and virtual participants. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for virtual participants, please email gro.asenull@arebirj with the subject line “OA Workshop Waitlist Request” and include a brief bio (<100 words).**