EDI examples of good practice

Editors and publishers are increasingly recognising the need to consider, and be seen to consider, equity, diversity and inclusion in various dimensions, and some are making public pledges to this effect.  

The EASE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee are publishing some examples of such pledges and invite you to submit your own for consideration. Please send the name of the journal or organisation making the pledge and a link to the pledge itself to [email protected]. If you were involved in the generation of a pledge, information on the process and plans around implementation and monitoring would be helpful.

We welcome any comments or feedback on those shown below, e.g. if you find one particularly clear and helpful.   



Cell Press commitment to diversity https://www.cell.com/diversity 

RELX (parent company of Elsevier) Inclusion and Diversity Policy

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity, and we prohibit discrimination. We recruit, train, develop, promote, and provide conditions of employment without regard to race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to an ongoing review of our policies and practices in the areas of recruitment, talent development, promotion and reward to ensure that we provide fair and equitable opportunities.


Wiley Best Practice Guidelines on Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics updated to include guidance on DEI: https://authorservices.wiley.com/ethics-guidelines/index.html#21


Bioscientifica requires the equal and respectful treatment of all people.

Bioscientifica will not tolerate discrimination or bias based on, but not limited to, sex or gender, disability, age, nationality, race, sexual orientation, belief system, political philosophy or economic status.

In addition, any action or behaviour which Bioscientifica considers to be bullying and/or harassment is considered unacceptable.

Behaviour contrary to these principles, where it can reasonably be interpreted that the individual is acting in the capacity of an Author, Reviewer or member of the Editorial Board of the journal, will be considered misconduct and handled as a violation of our codes of ethics.



Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pledge

Taking Action — DEI SAGE Journals

Taking Action — SAGE (company)