DESIGNING ANTI-RACIST PUBLISHING PRACTICES AND PROGRAMS

Designing Anti-Racist Publishing Practices and Programs

Co-sponsored by Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) and Open Education Network (OEN).


Are you looking for meaningful ways that your publishing practices can reflect a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)? Review your current practices and learn to take a critical eye toward anti-racist action. Join us for one or both of these complimentary workshops ideal for authors, reviewers, editors and other roles in academic and open publishing. You’ll come away with insights and actionable steps, equipped to begin making meaningful change.


Workshop #1:
January 18, 2022, 12pm-1pm Pacific

Anti-Racist Documents in Digital Publishing

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

This session outlines the mission of open-access publishing with a focus on anti-racist and DEI efforts. We will discuss how the equity statements and guidelines of organizations such as the Library Publishing Coalition and the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) offer a proactive foundation for authors, reviewers, and editors to develop strategic anti-racist and anti-oppressive initiatives in their own spheres of influence. 
In the first session of this two-workshop series, we’ll get oriented to several anti-racist documents in digital publishing so we can consider how they might be adapted for OER, journal publishing, and scholarly publishing organizations.
Cheryl E. Ball

Presenter: Cheryl E. Ball

Director of the Digital Publishing Collaborative, Wayne State University

Joshua Neds-Fox

Presenter: Joshua Neds-Fox

Coordinator for Digital Publishing, Wayne State University

Register Now: Anti-Racist Documents in Digital Publishing
This session can be a stand-alone experience, or preparation for the second workshop. Zoom registration is required. Session is offered free of charge to attendees, co-sponsored by Council of Editors of Learned Journals, Library Publishing Coalition and the Open Education Network.


Workshop #2:
February 15, 2022, 12pm-1:30pm Pacific

Putting Anti-Racism to Practice in Peer-Review

Photo by Tamara Gak on Unsplash

Photo by Tamara Gak on Unsplash

In this 90-minute session, using the Anti-Racist Scholarly Reviewing Practices: A Heuristic for Editors, Reviewers, and Authors we’ll explore real-world, racially sensitive writing/publishing scenarios from the perspectives of authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers. We will show examples of peer-review criteria that have been adapted using this heuristic and discuss the document’s publishing scenarios in moderated break-out rooms. We encourage publishers who work with editors or authors on OA journals or OER to consider how this heuristic can be adapted for use with the editors and authors they work with, as well as how it can be applied to other proposal rubrics or evaluation guidelines.
If attendees have peer review guidelines or rubrics, we will spend the second half of the workshop focusing on how that existing documentation can be revised to be more inclusive, following the anti-racist heuristic. Participants will come away with new ideas and actionable steps for creating and sustaining anti-racist publishing programs.
Cheryl E. Ball

Presenter: Cheryl E. Ball

Director of the Digital Publishing Collaborative, Wayne State University

Traci Gardner

Moderator: Traci Gardner

Instructor of Language Arts, Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Virginia Tech

hristopher Andrews

Moderator: Christopher Andrews

Assistant Professor of English, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Elkie Burnside

Moderator: Elkie Burnside

Assistant Director of the Writing Program, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Douglas Eyman

Moderator: Douglas Eyman

Director of Writing and Rhetoric Programs, George Mason University

Moderator: Kristen Moore

Associate Professor of Technical Communication, University at Buffalo

Moderator: Erica Stone

Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Writing, Middle Tennessee State University

Moderator: Jim Nugent

Associate Professor of Professional and Digital Writing, Oakland University

Moderator: Rebecca Walton

Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Utah State University

Register Now: Putting Anti-Racism to Practice in Peer Review
This session can be a stand-alone experience, or a follow-up to the first workshop. Workshop limited to 50. Zoom registration is required. Session is offered free of charge to attendees, co-sponsored by Council of Editors of Learned Journals, Library Publishing Coalition and the Open Education Network.

Open Education Network
CELJ