MISQ's DEI initiatives: A continuing journey

Andrew Burton-Jones, Saonee Sarker

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MIS Quarterly's (MISQ's) mission is to help develop, publish, and promote the finest scholarship within the IS academic community, and to do so without discrimination and bias. To address the above, MISQ's Editor-in-Chief and DEI Director published a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) position statement with an accompanying MISQ Editorial in 2021. MISQ decided to direct its DEI efforts equally towards ‘scholars’ (e.g., authors, reviewers) and the ‘scholarship’ (e.g., topics we study and approaches we take). Formation of a DEI workgroup was an early effort aimed at ensuring that the DEI-related practices are developed and implemented through a collective voice. A year-long mentoring programme including paper and career development sessions was designed to help scholars who had been inequitably affected by the pandemic. Initiatives such as flexible accommodation for board members and mentorship track for authors from disadvantaged groups/regions are being designed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalLearned Publishing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Human Aspects of ICT

Free keywords

  • DEI initiatives
  • editorial board perspectives
  • information systems


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