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Session 6: How has COVID-19 affected our ability to create a diverse and inclusive publishing industry?

Fri 18 Sept 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has led to unprecedented and transformative change to the publishing industry. Many of us have quickly shifted to working from home. Book fairs and conferences have been cancelled or gone virtual. For those working in the STM space, the research we publish has never been more high profile. The disproportionate impact of the crisis on some demographics has increased awareness of societal inequalities. This session looks at the opportunities and challenges the COVID-19 crisis has presented to creating a diverse and inclusive publishing ecosystem, both in terms of our workforce and at the research and researchers we publish. The session will include publisher, society and researcher perspectives from a geographically diverse panel of experts.