We are committed to improving inclusion and diversity within science publishing. As part of our work in this area we are asking authors and reviewers to provide information on their gender. The information we gather will be used to analyse trends within our journals, and to identify where improvements are needed. We ask authors to self-describe their gender, and give the option of “prefer not to say”.
We are committed to improving inclusion and diversity in all its forms, and are currently considering the most appropriate methods to collect and monitor further diversity data, including special category data within GDPR.