Gender Bias in academic publishing
About this video
We are all guilty of unconscious bias, a process that takes place when we make quick judgments or assessments. Unfortunately, as it happens without us realising, it’s not an easy habit to break. Research has shown that it can affect the decisions we make about who to hire for a job, or even how a peer reviewer rates a manuscript. While biases can be sparked by a host of factors, this webinar recording focuses on gender.
You will hear from Dr. Joanne Kamens, Executive Director of Addgene (a non-profit plasmid repository); Dr. Nicole Neuman, Editor of Trends in Biochemical Sciences; and Dr. Kate Hibbert, a Publisher at Elsevier. They discuss exactly what unconscious bias is, how to check for it and how to avoid it. They share some fascinating data highlighting the problem in academic publishing and explore the recent efforts by publishers to reduce bias and make the publishing process more equitable for all.
You’ll come away understanding how easy it is to fall into the unconscious bias trap and learn some practical steps to help you address the problem.