Despite the essential role of women in the publication process in general, they remain low in representation within the scholarly community compared to men.
Given the persistent and unconscious nature of gender bias in the publication process, the underrepresentation of women is a problem that will not solve itself.
One of the bugbears of our role as journal editors is the difficulties encountered when attempting to process papers through the review system in a timely and satisfactory manner.
It is important that research is relevant to autistic persons themselves, with the potential to make improvements in their lives through a participatory approach .
Seeing the peer review process as an integral part of the academic journey made us understand that ECRs have a vital role to play in the production and verification of scientific knowledge to which peer review makes such an important contribution.
When we consider government representation, or the makeup of corporate (or editorial boards), we want the makeup of those to both represent us as individuals, but also to be as diverse as possible.
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