SciELO webinar: Gender equity in scientific publishing

This online event was one of the SciELO 25 Years Seminars, part of the activities celebrating 25 Years of the SciELO Program in 2023. The speakers were Dr. Joan Marsh, Chief Editor of The Lancet Psychiatry, and Dr. Ana Heredia, Independent Consultant and member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC).

They addressed the importance of gender in scientific research, including the asymmetries between authors, areas, in editorial boards of journals and peer review, and also how the promotion of gender equity contributes to inclusion, diversity, quality and innovation in science.

Initiatives aimed at promoting gender equity and within the scope of editors associations, such as the European Association of Scientific Editors (EASE), of journals, as well as intersectoral actions in this area were presented.

The event was attended by 459 participants from around the world.