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Emerald collaborates with SAGE to amplify the contributions of women on Wikipedia

27th February 2023

Emerald has teamed up with SAGE Publishing to increase the representation and public profile of women in social and behavioural sciences on Wikipedia. Currently, only around 1 in 5 of Wikipedia’s biographies are of women.

The Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2023, aims to improve representation by highlighting the achievements of women scholars and furthering the positive impacts of their work in academia and society.

As a global publisher of journals and books, Emerald is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas of research, ensuring that all voices are heard and valued in the academic community. To amplify underrepresented voices we partner with organisations such as the Women in Academia Support Network (WIASN) and contribute to various cross-industry groups including the Joint Commitment for Action on Inclusion and Diversity in Publishing, SDG Publishers Compact Fellows and Higher Education Sustainability Initiative. We also commission research that addresses current challenges and the change needed to elevate historically marginalised groups such as Indigenous communities.

Unfortunately, women and other underrepresented groups continue to face significant barriers to entry and advancement. By supporting this Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, we hope to help break down those barriers and promote greater inclusivity and diversity.

Join us and make a difference

On International Women’s Day, Emerald volunteers will come together to create Wikipedia entries for some of our notable authors. In doing so, we aim to increase the representation and public profile of women in social and behavioural sciences.

Regardless of your level of experience, we invite you to join Emerald and SAGE in taking over Wikipedia and elevating the work of women. You can participate at any time by:

Step 1: Watching this 75-minute virtual training video, produced by our partners at SAGE.

Step 2: Researching the work of notable women in social and behavioural sciences. Where possible, take an intersectional approach, to elevate the work of LGBTQIA+ women, trans women, BIPOC women, disabled women, and women from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Step 3: Joining us on Wikipedia, adding or improving entries for the women you have researched.


About Emerald

Founded by management scholars in 1967, and now part of the Cambridge Information Group, Emerald Publishing provides a range of publishing services to help researchers tell their stories in a meaningful and timely way, providing innovative tools and services to build confidence and capability in impactful research. As a proud signatory of DORA, Emerald is committed to establishing new pathways to impact, making research more accessible, and helping communities make decisions that change their world for the better.

For over 50 years Emerald's core purpose has been to champion fresh thinkers and help them make a difference so that little by little those in academia or in practice can unite to bring positive change in the real world. Emerald Publishing is proud to be Highly Commended for the Alison Morrison Diversity and Inclusivity Award in the Independent Publishers Guild's Independent Publishing Awards 2023.

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