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
Find out more about Elsevier’s actions in driving a more inclusive research community
- Access in low-income countries with Research 4 Life
- Pan-African open access journal: Scientific African
- Elsevier's Gender Report (2020)
- Making charts accessible for people with visual impairments
- Gender & Science Resource Center
- Partnerships on SDG5 (Gender Equality)
- RELX SDG Resource Center
- The Elsevier Foundation Annual Report (2019)
- Gender and diversity stories on Elsevier Connect
- Inclusion and Diversity within Elsevier