AbstractWe 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 that we intend to implement over the next year. 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 research 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.
Published: September 22, 2023