At Atypon—and at our parent company, Wiley—we take diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts very seriously.
So what does that mean exactly?
For years Atypon’s teams have been located across 3 continents—with offices in the US, the UK, Greece, the Czech Republic, Jordan, and China. In fact, our largest office is the one in Amman! Our customers are on every continent (except Antarctica). As a result, we’re accustomed to maintaining a wide variety of schedules and policies that support each location’s unique cultures, holidays, and special events, including different work weeks in different countries.
And we’re glad to be seeing requests for our DE&I policies in so many recent RFPs, reflecting a deeper and wider interest in growing our industry’s inclusivity!
On our leadership team, 44% of people at the Director level and higher represent one or more historically underrepresented groups. And we’re committed to further diversifying our organization, most recently by launching an Atypon DE&I Committee and by actively working to train and recruit more women into the field of software development, both directly in our Jordan office, via programs in partnership with the Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan ([email protected]), and worldwide via the Wiley Women in Technology initiative.
You’ll also see Atypon team members on the Scholarly Kitchen blog and at SSP and other industry conferences, sharing knowledge and experience around building an inclusive workplace. Most recently, on August 25 Atypon’s Jacob Wilcock, along with colleagues David Kim (Madgex) and Emma Hennessey (Wiley), led a workshop titled “The Benefits of Ensuring DE&I in Career Development, Publishing, and Membership” at the Association Forum’s Forum Forward 2021 event, including results from the most recent Wiley Member Survey.
We’re equally proud of the work our Atypon community members are doing! For example:
- The American Geophysical Union is using data to address diversity in science.
- At the 2021 ALPSP Conference, the session “Accessibility is Good for Business” features speakers from both SAGE and Elsevier. We’re delighted to be the sponsor for this important discussion!
- Wiley Research has implemented a new “silent” author name change policy, making it easier for authors to change their names on already published work.
- The American Chemical Society has created a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect Advisory Board to support ACS in implementing these four core values.
- Canadian Science Publishing is experimenting with audiobook-style “pubcasts” to increase access to scientific research.
- SAGE Journals has articulated a DEI Pledge Statement and made a public commitment to upholding it.
- Wiley is hosting an Executive Forum webinar, featuring key speakers from the 2021 Women in Medicine Summit and moderated by Wiley Executive VP Judy Verses, on “Leading through Crisis: Why Women Leaders Excel.”
- We encourage our fellow members of NISO to check out their new 8-week course, “Organizational Planning for DEIA.”
- We highly recommend the 2020 film “Picture a Scientist,” now available on streaming services; watch for the interviews with fellows from ACS and AGU, as well as with Dr Marcia McNutt at the National Academies of Science (parent organization of PNAS)!
Closer to home, Atypon team members are also active in the Wiley-wide DE&I committee and in employee-led resource groups focused on supporting and empowering colleagues from traditionally underrepresented groups. Atypon and Wiley staff are also active in industry-wide efforts such as SSP’s DE&I Committee and the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC), in which Wiley is a Gold Level partner.
If you’re a member of this community making efforts towards anti-racism, cultural competence, disability inclusion, or any other aspect of diversity, equity, and inclusion work, we hope you’ll share your news with us!