Join us on July 13 for “Publishing for Equity: A Panel Discussion on Anti-Oppressive Publishing“, a webinar hosted by the UCSF Library addressing efforts to build a more inclusive and anti-oppressive publishing ecosystem. In this panel event, an esteemed group of speakers will describe the current state of biomedical research publishing and share their own efforts to make academic journals reflect the experiences and voices of the diverse populations producing knowledge.
Scholarly publishing has been criticized for perpetuating bias in several ways. Many scholars from marginalized identities, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), women, LGBTQ, and disabled face challenges in getting their work accepted, published, and recognized due to inherent biases in the system. Publishers also privilege research conducted by researchers from the Global North and written in English, which results in the exclusion of diverse perspectives and epistemologies.
A conversation on the challenges of bias in research metrics and how libraries could respond.
Today’s universities and scholars increasingly rely upon an array of indicators about research activities to support institutional decision making, competitive analysis and economic development, impact assessment, and individual and institutional reputation management. But increasing reliance on big data also brings the responsibility of asking questions about how biases may be baked into frequently used research metrics resources.
What do researchers and institutional leaders need to know to use research analytics responsibly?
What is the role of the library?
Who can libraries partner with?
How can we support scholars who may be affected by bias?
And how can these biases negatively impact institutional climate?
We will explore these questions in this RLP event. Sheila Craft-Morgan will kick off out conversation by sharing her perspective as the research impact librarian at Ohio State, with extensive experience in institutional research. Allegra Swift will follow sharing about the Library’s collaboration with the Office of Compliance and Integrity and Research Ethics Programs at UC San Diego. We will then have ample time for discussion and sharing among all participants.
Participants are encouraged to come prepared to listen, contribute, and participate, including sharing about your own institutional efforts (even if these are still emerging). This is a rich opportunity for us to learn from each other and to find mutual support for efforts that challenge us all. This discussion will not be recorded or shared after the fact, but we summarized the discussion in a blog post in the OCLC Research blog, Hanging Together, as part of their blog series on bibliometrics and research impact.
Dates (two sessions available)
Thursday, 16 February 2023 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST (UTC -5) (Europe/North American East Coast friendly time) Thursday, 16 February 2023 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm EST (UTC -5) (North American West Coast/Asia Pacific friendly time)
All affiliates of OCLC Research Library Partnership organizations are invited to participate. Registration page.
Today’s #OAWeek tweets highlight 7 #UCSD student works #OpenforClimateJustice . Find all UCSD dissertations https://escholarship.org/uc/ucsd_etd & many graduate theses & UG research in @eScholarship. Any recent #UCSD student work on #climatejustice you’d like to highlight?
1/7 Quintanilla, O. (2020). Inafa’ maolek Restoring Balance through Resilience, Resistance, and Coral Reefs: A Study of Pacific Island Climate Justice and the Right to Nature. UC San Diego. ProQuest ID: Quintanilla_ucsd_0033D_19784. Merritt ID: ark:/13030/m5z662kv. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6wn683wr
1/7 ⬆️ Integrating multiple fields & addressing various social perspectives, Olivia Quintanilla’s PhD dissertation in ethnics studies in UC San Diego discusses indigenous action to the climate justice issue of Pacific region coral reefs. #OAWeek #OpenforClimateJustice
2/7 Villanueva, M., Dimitrova, A., & Benmarhnia, T. (2022). The Impact of Climate Shocks and Women’s Empowerment on Child Undernutrition in Mozambique. UC San Diego: Undergraduate Research Hub. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/75s3g91b
2/7 ⬆️ This undergraduate paper published in the Challenger: A McNair Scholars Paper Series looks at how malnutrition in children in Mozambique is compounded by climate change. #OAWeek #OpenforClimateJustice
3/7 Arab, P. (2021). The Environmental Justice Implications of Air Pollution Changes Following COVID-19 Stay at Home Policies in San Diego County. UC San Diego: Climate Science and Policy. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5ph8m7cz
3/7 In this Capstone project, master student Pargoal Arab from UCSD analyzes climate justice from an innovative angle–the implications of the air quality in San Diego County impacted by the COVID-19 policies. #OAWeek #OpenforClimateJustice ⬇️
4/7 In the eye of the storm, what do we witness? Through printmaking, UCSD master student Simona Mercedes Clausnitzer @sea_simona explores the social vulnerability and inequity brought by climate change in an artistic and inspiring way. #OAWeek #OpenforClimateJustice ⬇️
Clausnitzer, S. (2020). En el Ojo del Huracán // In the Eye of the Storm: Conceptualizing Climate Justice through Printmaking. UC San Diego: Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/24d8r7db
5/7 Melanie Herrera, a master student of Scripps Institution of Oceanography of UCSD, assesses the years of wetland and blue carbon research to optimize strategies for local climate equity, inclusiveness, and justice. #OAWeek #OpenforClimateJustice ⬇️
Herrera, M. (2022). Catching Carbon: A Blue Carbon Assessment of San Diego Wetlands for Equitable Climate Action Planning. UC San Diego: Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9gt456dq
6/7 A health impact assessment of the Paris LEZ done by UC San DIego master student Erika Moreno reveals the social injustice that existed and also implicates the possible equity policies for facing it.#OAWeek #OpenforClimateJustice ⬇️
Moreno, E. (2020). Environmental Justice Implications for the Paris Low Emission Zone: A Health Impact Assessment. UC San Diego: Climate Science and Policy. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9pb9m7hb
7/7 UCSD graduate student Elizabeth Duran assesses the environmental implications of wildfire and wildfire PM2.5 in the case study of 2007 San Diego wildfire, revealing the relation between wildfire smoke and health inequalities in low SES communities. #OAWeek #OpenforClimateJustice ⬇️ Duran, E. (2021). The environmental justice implications of wildfire smoke: Exploring differential exposure and susceptibility of the 2007 san diego fire storm (Order No. 28862993). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ University of California; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (2620806317). Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/dissertations-theses/environmental-justice-implications-wildfire-smoke/docview/2620806317/se-2
Happy Open Access Week 2022! This week our plan is to highlight UC San Diego research, scholarship, and art related to the theme, “Open for Climate Justice.” During #OAWeek, we’ll tweet about publications authored by a diverse range of authors and initiatives happening on our campus. At #UCSD, we have entire centers devoted to bringing about climate justice with everyone from undergraduates, faculty, and community partners working to “make our world a better place.”
The #UCSD Center for Global Justice’s founding director is our own political science professor, Fonna Forman. Dr. Forman has written chapters for the OER as well as participated in our #OAW event last year as part of a faculty and student panel on equitable & affordable course materials.
Workshop 1 Viewpoints and contributions from Africa and Europe
This workshop will be an opportunity for those who fund and produce research, including scientists and scholars, research administrators, libraries and library consortia, university leadership, science councils and grant funders, and ministries of research and education, to better understand the current tensions in the scholarly communication landscape and explore immediate and long-term actions they each can take to ensure open access publishing is delivered in accordance with these principles:
Fees associated with open access publishing services should be fair, reasonable, transparent, and globally equitable;
Scholarly communication is part of the research process and, as such, costs for open access publishing services should ultimately be borne by research funders and institutions;
Spending on scientific publishing should enable global open access by both readers and authors.
The first in a global relay, this workshop will be held in European and African time zones. The outcomes will be integrated with those of two additional and incremental workshops in early 2023 featuring viewpoints and contributions from the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas, with the aim of defining and promoting global practices and action lines in pursuit of the principles above.
Join UC San DiegoScholarly Communications LibrarianAllegra Swift and Annelise Sklar, the Assistant Director of the Scholarship Tools and Methods Program and Librarian for Political Science, Law & Society, International Studies, and International Government Information as they present “Identifying Reputable OA Journals,” a 90-minute hands-on workshop. This workshop is the first in a two-part series featuring the Author Carpentry curriculum founded at Caltech.
Date:Wednesday, June 22, 2022 There are two times available and registration is necessary.
Author Carpentryis a researcher-to-researcher training and outreach program in open authoring and publishing, scholarly identity and reputation, and research impact. Inspired by the Modern Scientific Authoring lesson proposed by Software Carpentry founder Greg Wilson, Author Carpentry was envisioned by founder Gail Peretsman-Clement to complement and extend the research pipelines covered in Software and Data Carpentry. Author Carpentry picks up the “last mile” of the research process: writing, reporting, review, dissemination and licensing, impact measurement, and establishing author identity and reputation. This section will focus on dissemination, deception, and diversity through a publishing literacy lens. Please contact Allegra or Annelise with any questions.
New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession, an #openaccess no-APC peer-reviewed journal, is has made a call for submissions (by May 15, 2021) for their “Pandemic Collection.” This new journal, @NewChaucer_PP offers brief essays on teaching, service, and institutional cultures for teachers and scholars of Chaucer and his age. The journal is published on the University of California’s eScholarship #OA repository and publishing platform with a founding editor from the #UCSD Literature Department, Lisa R. Lampert-Weissig.
The first issue launched in December of 2020 and for most of us, it is one of the most positive things to come out of the-year-that-can-not-end-soon-enough!
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
For our Fall 2021 issue, we are planning a special cluster on the ongoing pandemic and the effects it has had on all of us. Inspired by other projects that assemble responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic (see here, here, here, and here), we have wondered, How will we in the community of medievalists remember the impact of this global crisis? How have we reacted and responded as teachers? As scholars? In order to create a collective assembly of voices and experiences, we seek short contributions (ca. 1000-1500w) that consider the writers’ pandemic experiences in the education and scholarly contexts where they work, learn and create. Contributions will appear in the Fall 2021 issue of New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession and in the NCS: Pedagogy and Profession Newsletter.