Open For Whom Prompt Suggestions
Thank you for contributing suggestions for our "Open for Whom?" equity prompts resource! Below, we've copied a few examples of what a prompt might look. Each prompt has a headline, a prompt action, and a short explainer. This resource is inspired by Empathy Prompts (
If you don't have a fully formed idea for a prompt but do have a suggestion that you feel is important to cover in this resource, suggest it in the box at the bottom of the form. We'll try our best to translate these suggestions into prompts.
Review the editorial board of an international journal.
Find a journal in your discipline that describes itself as international. Review how globally representative its editorial board is.
This prompt helps to identify gaps in representation that can often go unnoticed.
Run your last abstract through a translator.
Translate the text into another language, then have the tool convert that translation back to the original language. Google offers a tool for doing this. The lack of accuracy is the point!
This prompt helps to understand some of the challenges of reading and publishing in a non-native language.
Remove paywalled citations.
For the last article you read or published, check to see which citations you referenced are not freely accessible without a subscription. The Open Access Button is a tool for this. Consider the impact on your work if you couldn’t have used these paywalled sources.
This prompt helps to reflect on the limitations placed on scholars without access to journal subscriptions.
Many thanks for your contribution!
Suggestions for Prompt Text
If you have a fully formed prompt idea, please share it below!
What's the headline for your prompt?
In the first example above, this would be "Review the editorial board of an international journal."
What is the prompt action text?
In the first example above, this would be "Find a journal in your discipline that describes itself as international. Review how globally representative its editorial board is."
What's the explainer text for your prompt?
In the first example above, this would be "This prompt helps to identify gaps in representation that can often go unnoticed."
Share any thoughts about your prompt that might help to understand your thinking behind it.
Suggestion for Prompt Text Topic
If you don't have an idea for a fully formed prompt, that's no problem! We'd still love you ideas for topics that we should try to cover with these prompts. Please share your idea below.
What aspects or topics related to advancing equity in open knowledge would you like to see covered by an "Open for Whom?" prompt?
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