Diversity, Ethics, Publishing Standards

**Updated May 2019**

This section lists resources on issues around publication ethics and standards, such as diversity, peer review and editing guidance.

Publishing standards

Various bodies exist that set standards around open access publishing ethics and best practice. Many funders require open access presses or publishing initiatives to abide to these standards or to be a member of the organisations that list them as membership criteria.

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA): https://oaspa.org/membership/membership-criteria

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) Information for Publishers:

Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) list of compliant book publishers:

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing:

Diversity in publishing

The following resources explore diversity in publishing.

AAUP, ‘Diversity Resources and Initiatives’ http://www.aaupnet.org/resources/for-scholarly-publishers/diversity-resources

Plan S and Open Access in Latin America: Interview with Dominique Babini https://council.science/current/blog/plan-s-and-open-access-interview-with-dominique-babini

Bolick et al. ‘Moving from Colonialism and Paternalism to Equity and Cooperation in Scholarly Communication’ (2017) OAnarchy https://oanarchy.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/moving-from-colonialism-and-paternalism-to-equity-and-cooperation-in-scholarly-communication/

Brower, Jordan and Scott Ganz, “One Finch, Two Finch, Red Finch, Blue Finch: Measuring Concentration and Diversity in the Humanities, A Response to Wellmon and Piper,” In the Moment, July 19, 2017, https://critinq.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/one-finch-two-finch-red-finch-blue-finch-measuring-concentration-and-diversity-in-the-humanities-a-response-to-wellmon-and-piper/.

Chan, Leslie and Fernando Loizides (2017), Expanding Perspectives on Open Science: Communities, Cultures and Diversity in Concepts and Practices (Amsterdam: IOS Press) http://ebooks.iospress.nl/book/expanding-perspectives-on-open-science-communities-cultures-and-diversity-in-concepts-and-practices-proceedings-of-the-21st-international-conference-on-electron

AAUP, ‘Diversity Resources and Initiatives’ http://www.aaupnet.org/resources/for-scholarly-publishers/diversity-resources

Hathcock, April, ‘Opening Up the Margins’, https://aprilhathcock.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/opening-up-the-margins/ At the Intersection, 11 Nov 2016.

Inefuku, Harrison, and Roh, Charlotte. Agents of Diversity and Social Justice: Librarians and Scholarly Communication. Ed. Smith, Kevin and Dickson, Katherine A. Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication: Policy and Infrastructure Rowman and Littlefield (2016) https://repository.usfca.edu/librarian/8/

Kember, Sarah, ‘Opening Out from Open Access: Writing and Publishing in Response to Neoliberalism’, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, 21 April 2014. http://adanewmedia.org/2014/04/issue4-kember/

McLaughlin, Lisa, “Feminist Journal Editing: Does This Job Include Benefits?,” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, April 21, 2014, http://adanewmedia.org/2014/04/issue4-mclaughlin

Murray, Dakota, Kyle Siler, Vincent Lariviére, Wei Mun Chan, Andrew M. Collings, Jennifer Raymond, Cassidy R. Sugimoto (2018). Gender and international diversity improves equity in peer review.

Roh, Charlotte, “Library publishing and diversity values: Changing scholarly publishing through policy and scholarly communication education.” College & Research Libraries News[Online], 77.2 (2016): 82-85. Web. 2 May. 2017.

Trettien, Whitney, ‘A Feminist Note on “Publication, Power, and Patronage”’, Medium, July 27, 2017. https://medium.com/@whitneytrettien/a-feminist-note-on-publication-power-and-patronage-a834ed6a5cd0

Wellmon, Chad & Piper, Andrew, ‘Publication, Power, and Patronage: On Inequality and Academic Publishing’ Critical Inquiry http://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/publication_power_and_patronage_on_inequality_and_academic_publishing/

Publishing Ethics

Committee on Publication Ethics: https://publicationethics.org/ organisation advising on publication ethics across all disciplines. They provide a list of resources, flowcharts and template emails for dealing with ethical situations such as plagiarism, authorship disputes, peer review disputes and conflicts of interest.

Lawson, Stuart, ‘Access, ethics and piracy’, Insights 30 (1), 2017 https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:15435/

Smith, Kevin, ‘Moral Rights and Fair Use’ https://intheopen.net/2017/02/moral-rights-and-fair-use/ In the Open, February 24, 2017

‘Traditional Knowledge and the Commons: The Open Movement, Listening, and Learning’ https://creativecommons.org/2018/09/18/traditional-knowledge-and-the-commons-the-open-movement-listening-and-learning/

Review and Editing Best Practice

AAUP, ‘Best Practices for Peer Review’ http://www.aaupnet.org/resources/for-members/handbooks-and-toolkits/peer-review-best-practices

Eve, Martin, ‘The Future of Peer Review’ https://www.martineve.com/2013/03/15/the-future-of-peer-review/ Martin Paul Eve, 2013

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen, and Avi Santo Open Review: A Study of Contexts and Practices http://mcpress.media-commons.org/open-review/files/2012/06/MediaCommons_Open_Review_White_Paper_final.pdfDecember, 2012.

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen, and Jason Mittell Peer Review: A Taxonomy and Open Standard (2016) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w0t8flgzJqr9cJkX7zU8taUfrpsp1ZdTZB03YLeYlWQ/edit

Ross-Hellauer, Tony, ‘What is open peer review? A systematic review’ https://f1000research.com/articles/6-588/v1 F1000Research, 2017, 6:588