Inclusive publishing in the Nature Reviews journals: Championing diversity and equity in publishing practice

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Scheduled for Tuesday, June 18 at 11:00am

Posted in Scholarly Communication and Research, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA)

Gain valuable insights into inclusive publishing and the publishing experience of Nature Reviews journals.

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Inclusivity has become an important practice in many aspects of our lives, and it has certainly become essential in publishing as well. Inclusive publishing not only ensures that a wide spectrum of voices and perspectives finds representation within the research domain, but it also infuses freshness and innovation. Supporting a culture of acceptance and value, it serves as a mirror to the diversity of readership where the varying identities, interests and needs of the audience is acknowledged.

Join this one-hour webinar presented by Springer Nature, Choice, and the ACRL, where our guests Mina Razzak, PhD, Editorial Director of Nature Reviews; Graham Simpkins, PhD, Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Earth & Environment; Daniel R. Dickstein, MD, Chief Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Jill Adie, PhD, Head of Publishing Strategy of Nature Journals, will be sharing the latest insights and the following topics:

  1. Championing diversity and equity in publishing practice
  2. Publishing experience as an author with Nature Reviews journals
  3. Inclusive Publishing – Breaking the silence in the medical literature: destigmatizing taboo topics

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    Mina Razzak, PhD

    Editorial DirectorNature Reviews

    With a biomedical science degree from Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Cambridge, Mina leads editorial operations for all the Nature Reviews journals, previously overseeing the launch of Nature Reviews Disease Primers as its Chief Editor. In her role, she has championed diversity, equity and inclusion in publishing and has worked with the editorial teams of Nature Reviews to build multiple platforms and processes to enhance inclusive publishing practices in the journals.

  • Image of Graham Simpkins, PhD

    Graham Simpkins, PhD

    Chief EditorNature Reviews Earth & Environment

    Graham has been at Springer Nature since 2016, working at Nature Communications and Nature Climate Change before becoming the inaugural Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Earth & Environment. Since 2021, he has also been a Team Leader within Nature Reviews. Prior to his editorial career, Graham completed a PhD in climate dynamics at UNSW, Australia, and postdoctoral research at the University of California-Irvine, USA. 

  • Image of Daniel R. Dickstein, MD

    Daniel R. Dickstein, MD

    Chief Resident, Department of Radiation OncologyIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    As a first-year radiation oncology resident at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Daniel, now Chief Resident, recognized the unmet need to address sexual dysfunction among sexual and gender minorities with pelvic malignancies. A serendipitous encounter with a call for proposals by Nature Reviews Urology led to a viral publication. This success propelled Daniel to be invited to present at NRG Oncology, join the American Radium Society Genitourinary Guideline Committee, and win an ASCO Young Investigator Award. Currently, Daniel is working with Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, to continue normalizing discussions on sexual health, particularly regarding receptive anal intercourse, among sexual and gender minorities. 

  • Image of Jill Adie, PhD

    Jill Adie, PhD

    Head of Publishing Strategy – Nature JournalsSpringer Nature

    Jill Adie is a Head of Publishing Strategy – Nature Journals, at Springer Nature based in London, UK. She has a PhD in structural biology and BSc in pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh, and previously worked as a clinical trial Project Manager at Quintiles, then as a Science Communication Product Manager at Springer Nature. With over 10 years of experience working in STEM publishing, Jill currently manages the new Nature launches, and the Nature Reviews portfolio of journals, working closely with editorial, production, sales and marketing teams to ensure the Nature Reviews titles provide best-in-class service for authors and readers. 

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