This paper presents the findings from a survey study of UK academics and their publishing behaviour. The aim of this study is to investigate academics’ attitudes towards and practice of open access (OA) publishing. The results are based on a survey study of academics at 12 Russell Group universities, and reflect responses from over 1800 researchers.
Peer review is the cornerstone of scholarly publishing and it is essential that peer reviewers are appointed on the basis of their expertise alone. However, it is difficult to check for any bias in the peer-review process because the identity of peer reviewers generally remains confidential.
The purpose of this material is to serve as an introduction for the universities partaking in the Gender Mainstreaming in Academia (GMA) program. The material presents a general model for the assessment of gendered inequalities, focusing on a set of operational processes complemented by guiding questions.
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