Record Response to the WE Survey!

WE | March 28, 2018

We are very proud to report that an impressive 1,182 people responded to the survey! A quick glimpse at the data shows just how diverse the survey’s respondents are. Colleagues from every continent (except Antarctica) participated and they added a total of 1,500+ comments to the free-form boxes at the end of the survey questions, further demonstrating their enthusiasm.

The data we collected confirms that this effort was boosted by the organizations, companies, and individuals who endorsed and promoted the survey — many thanks to our ambassadors, notably Association of University Presses, Society for Scholarly Publishers, Crossref, Association of Publishers in India, OASPA, ISMTE, My Science Works, ALPSP, STM, Singapore Book Publishers Association, NFAIS, UN Women UK, and Association of Australian Publishers.

Next Steps
Now that the Workplace Equity Survey is officially closed, we have begun the process of analyzing the results. We plan to present a report on June 1 at the Society for Scholarly Publishing 40th Annual Meeting in Chicago, and submit a scholarly paper for publication before the end of the year.

Adding Voices
We are pleased to welcome new perspectives to our Voices Column. If you haven’t already, please check them out: Heather Ruland Staines, Wendy Newsham, Nitasha Devasar, and Roger Schonfeld.

New Advisory Board Members
WE is pleased to welcome two distinguished Advisory Board members:

Barbara Meyers FordInterim Vice President, Publications, American Geophysical Union; George Washington University, adjunct faculty; co-founder of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and a past president of the Council of Science Editors; and independent consultant.

Anthea Stratigos – Co-founder & CEO of Outsell, Inc., the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on media, information, and technology; Board of Directors member, Innodata, Inc.

The Advisory Board is scheduled to meet for the first time next month to review the survey results and plan next steps to activate the findings.