Diversity in Scholarly Journal Publishing

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Monday, June 12, 8:45–10:15 AM
Chairs: Julie Lambert, Production Coordinator, Penn State University Press; Ann Snoeyenbos, Manager, International Sales and Special Markets, Project MUSE
Panelists: Karma R. Chávez, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, University Texas, Austin and book review editor at
QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking; Pedro Moreno, Coordinator of Services for Users with Disabilities and Social Sciences Librarian for African and African Diaspora Studies, Public Affairs, Anthropology, American Studies and International Relations, University of Texas, Austin; Sandra Scham, Senior Lecturer, Catholic University of America and coeditor of Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies

“Diversity” within the sphere of journal publishing could have many different angles. This panel will explore editorial considerations leading to a more inclusive journal and thus a broader readership. In the journals community, when we talk about “diversity” we should consider how to attract a more diverse pool of authors and readers. It is then up to the journal’s staff to coordinate efforts to bring this diversity into a coherent journal product that can be made accessible for all. This panel will bring together members of two editorial boards to talk about their experiences and a librarian to discuss adaptive technologies. Attendees will walk away with both concepts to apply and concrete measures to implement with their own journal(s).

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