Diversity, Ethics, Publishing Standards


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 initiativesto 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

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/.

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.

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

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 of resources, flowcharts and template emails for dealing with ethical situations such as plagiarism, authorship disputes, peer review disputes and conflicts of interest.

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

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 Santo, Avi, 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