Our pledge: The Healthcare Infection Society is committed to developing and maintaining an inclusive culture where all members, volunteers and employees feel safe and valued. This commitment applies to all of our activities, including publishing and communications. Whether it relates to authorship, reviewers, or editors, equity and inclusion in publishing is critically important for scientific excellence and innovation. Our audiences learn through the experiences and research shared by a global infection prevention and control audience. We believe passionately in the power of an inclusive publishing environment, not only to do what is right, but to enrich, strengthen and advance us all.
We’re working to engage professionals in the early stages of their careers with the journals, and to measure and increase the proportion of all gender and ethnic diversities, and contributors from across the world as editorial board members for the Journal of Hospital Infection and Infection Prevention in Practice.
We are currently working on gathering self-reported diversity data, and once we have assessed the situation, we will pledge to agreed diversity targets and drive improvement where it is needed.