Inclusion and diversity

Science needs diversity. Creating an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed is not only fair – evidence shows that diversity leads to better, more impactful scientific research. Meanwhile, imbalance in academic research takes many forms, from the low proportion of tenured professors who are women to the gap between Africa’s population and its research output.

As a global leader in scientific publishing, Elsevier has significant data assets and analytics expertise, strong partnerships around the world, and more than a decade of experience supporting women in science through our Elsevier Foundation. We can identify issues that impede inclusion in science and take action to resolve them.

“There has been important progress over the past decade, but challenges persist. We have more work to do to address issues of diversity and inclusion in research. There is no single solution here; the entire research ecosystem must come together to drive lasting change. To this end, we will accelerate our work with all stakeholders, including funding bodies, governments and institutions worldwide that share our goal of advancing science and improving health outcomes through greater diversity in research.” — Elsevier CEO Kumsal Bayazit

With our latest gender report we aim to create a better understanding of the role gender plays in the global research enterprise and share data-driven insights with governments, funders and institutions worldwide.

Our Inclusion & Diversity board brings together nine influential academic scientists, policymakers, I&D and gender researchers, and professionals in STEM who are committed to driving change