Opening plenary: (In)equities in publishing
byANH Academy
Academy Week Research Conference
| Communications and management, Gender and Equity, Social Sciences
Date and Time
From: 28 June 2022, 12:45
To: 28 June 2022, 14:00
BST British Summer Time GMT+1:00
Open Full Event Opening plenary discussion: (In)equities in publishing


The production and validation of knowledge relevant to agriculture, nutrition and global health (and beyond) reflects power imbalances born from historical legacies that skew the representation of researchers and practitioners, as well as the evidence base that underpins policy actions.

These inequities exist across the entire research continuum, from the formulation of research questions, to the conduct of science, through to the dissemination of findings and ownership of data – and everything in between. Therefore, efforts to decolonise food systems research, training and practice will fail if such problems are not identified, interrogated and acted upon.

Building on work currently in progress through the ANH Academy, this special ANH2022 session takes a magnifying lens to one specific stage of the research continuum and the inequities that exist within it: Academic publishing.

The session brings together researchers, journal editors and open science advocates to discuss key problems with academic publishing – including issues surrounding authorship, fees and peer review. The discussion will not simply identify problems, but invite speakers and audience alike to propose potential solutions that can be implemented at different levels; from actions that can be taken by individual researchers, to those that journal editors, institutions and donors can pursue.  There might even be space to co-imagine system-level change.

Join the conversation and be ready to actively engage with your perspectives and ideas! ANH Academy is committed to continuing work in this area and will share ways in which members can stay involved after the event.



Introduction and scene-setting
  • Swetha Manohar, Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Co-coordinator of ANH Academy Working Group on Inequities in Research and Practice
  • Purnima Menon, International Food Policy Research Institute, India



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