Publishing with a purpose
P&P EDI statement
Policy & Politics acknowledges that under-represented and minority communities (women, ethnic or racial minorities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, Indigenous peoples, first-generation university students, persons with disabilities, international students, English-as-subsequent-language learners, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and scholars in the Global South) encounter harmful bias in academic publication processes.
We aim to address these inequities at Policy & Politics through the following actions:
- Recruiting a diverse and inclusive editorial board
- Committing to represent diverse authors, voices, epistemologies and ontologies in P&P
- Publishing in formats that meet the basic guidelines for web accessibility
- Acknowledging the harm caused by unintentional biases
- Humbly listening to critique of our practices from under-represented and minority communities
with the intention of making our publication processes as equitable as possible
- Sponsoring scholarship in targeted unrepresented areas via our international sponsorship fund
Diversity in scholarship promotes historically under-represented authors, ideas, and perspectives in policy scholarship. Mindful of these purposes, Policy & Politics remains dedicated to continual evaluation, reflection, and innovation in all its endeavours.