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 (https://empathyprompts.net
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!