Accountability in Publishing
— Last checked and updated May 1, 2020 by Amanda Michalak, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student.
Note that although the majority of these resources focus on racism, bias and related subjects in publishing, we have also included a few citations on accountability in scientific publishing.
“Books & Gatekeepers.” School Library Journal, March 2018. View Infographic
Kim, Sandra. “Why Healing from Internalized Whiteness Is A Missing Link in White People’s Anti-Racism Work.” Everyday Feminism. (Accessed May 1, 2020) More Info
“Responsibility and Accountability of Authors and Co-authors.” Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Vol 16. No 6. 2008 p. 763-764. April 21, 2008. Read Report
Saad, Layla F. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor. Sourcebooks, Feb 4, 2020. More Info
Shraya, Vivek. “#PublishingSoWhite: 13 Ways to Diversify Your Press.” All Lit Up, Feb. 19, 2016. Read Article
Thom, Kai Cheng. “I hope we choose love: notes on the application of justice.” Medium, May 5, 2018. Read Article
Vallianatos, Mary Anne. “Best Approaches for Anti-Racism Educaton: A Literature Review.” University of Victoria, Aug. 2018. Read Report
A Deeper Dive
Anderson, Carol. White Rage: the Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. Bloomsbury Publishing, May 31, 2016. More Info.
Benaway, Gwen. “Repair.” GUTS, May 3, 2019. Read Article
DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press, June 26, 2018. (Note: we recommend Carol Anderson’s White Rage (above) first.) More Info
DiAngelo, Robin. “White people are still raised to be racially illiterate. If we don’t recognize the system, our inaction will uphold it.” NBC News, Sept. 16, 2018. Read Article
DiAngelo, Robin. “Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism.” HuffPost, Dec. 6, 2017. Read Article
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: A Best Practices Guide for Recruitment, Hiring and Retention. Canada Research Chairs, Jan. 22, 2019. Read Guide
Hampson, Sarah. “Derald Wing Sue on microaggression, the implicit racism minorities endure.” The Globe and Mail, July 8, 2016. Read Article
Mani, Hamidreza “Foot print of a paper: accountability in academic publishing.” The Lancet, August 06, 2016. Read
Sparkes, Ainsley. “Building in-house momentum for diverse books.” BookNet Canada, Nov. 27, 2017. Listen to Podcast
McIntosh, Peggy. “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.
Essay excerpted from Working Paper 189. “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies”, 1988.
“I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.” Read
Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want To Talk About Race. Seal Press, Jan. 16, 2018. More Info
Reimer, Nikki. “Hold Your Fucking Communities Accountable: Defining and creating safer spaces for women, trans, non-binary individuals, and people of colour in literary writing communities.” The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing. (Accessed May 1, 2020) Read Article
Teixeira da Silva, Jamie A.& Judit Bobranski. “How Authorship is Defined by Multiple Publishing Organizations and STM Publishers.” Taylor & Frances Online, November 23, 2015. Read
Wing Sue, Derald. Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation. John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Read
Zachary, A. Light. “For New Gatekeepers.” Arc Poetry Magazine, June 20, 2018. Read Article