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EDI commitment and missions

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are foundational to our business ethos and we consider demographic, experiential and cognitive diversity in our policies and practices. We value the diversity of thought, belief and background of our authors, editors and staff which enable us to publish a wide range of voices that challenge accepted norms.

We are working on moving from an informal company ethos to developing a formalised EDI strategy. Our EDI working group has representatives from all areas of our company and has an action plan to look at the following areas:

  • Staff recruitment and retention
  • Office culture and policies
  • Our customers and vendors
  • Authors and reviewers
  • Publishing programme
  • External messaging and outreach


As the streams of work are developed further we will add additional information to these pages.

In addition to our commitments as part of the University of Bristol (read their Diversity and Inclusion information here), we are a signatory to the Joint Statement of Principles of the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications and the Diversity Charter developed by the Creative Industries Council.

Read the C4DISC Joint Statement of principles here.

Read the Creative Industries Council Diversity Charter here.

University of Bristol Statement on Race Equality.

Association of University Presses statement on Equity and Anti-Racism.


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