Charlotte Roh has published “Library Publishing and Diversity Values: Changing Scholarly Publishing through Policy and Scholarly Communication Education” in College & Research Libraries News.
Here’s an excerpt:
What are the consequences of this lack of diversity in publishing, librarianship, and faculty? We know already that privilege can bias access to material, which is part of why the open access movement exists, to alleviate the barriers that cost can create for researchers. However, one possible consequence is a feedback loop in scholarship that privileges and publishes the majority voice, which is often white and male.