Update on Our Action Plan for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity in Publishing at JGR: Biogeosciences

Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Ben Bond-Lamberty, Deborah Huntzinger, Ankur R. Desai, Xiaojuan Feng, William M. Hammond, David J.P. Moore, Xuefeng Peng, Dork Sahagian, Cristina Santin, Rodrigo Vargas, Naomi S. Wells, Paige Wooden

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We made a commitment to better include underrepresented members of our community in the publication pipeline of JGR: Biogeosciences. This commitment consists of regular updates on our policies and practices, and concrete actions we intend to implement over the next year. So far, our progress to tackle biases and ensure equitable research in the biogeosciences has focused on improving diversity of our associate editor and reviewer pools, increasing awareness of unconscious bias in peer-review, and promoting inclusion in global collaborations. In this update, we explore manuscript submissions and manuscript decisions by gender, and we present a pilot that aims to promote ethical and equitable global collaborations in resource-poor settings. We end our editorial by presenting our next set of actions that we plan on completing over the next year, which include a more thorough analysis of reviewer demographics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere2023JG007712
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2023


  • diversity
  • equity
  • inclusion
  • publications
  • reviewers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Palaeontology


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