EarthArXiv Diversity Statement

Geoscience research is done by people of a diverse range of gender identities, sexual orientations, racial and cultural backgrounds, abilities, religions, ages, career stages and fields, and socioeconomic and immigration statuses. These intersectional identities impacts how research is conducted, data analyzed, and results shared. We recognize that a diverse and inclusive scientific community asks a broader range of questions yet also faces different barriers to participating in geoscience. By listening to diverse voices, we will be rewarded by a greater understanding of our world.

In an effort to represent and include the broadest possible spectrum of geoscientists, EarthArXiv is committed to the following obejectives in forming its Advisory Council:

It is our hope that meeting all these objectives within a 15 to 16-person Advisory Council will subsequently include a range of intersectional identities to further enhance our understanding. We recognize that we may not always achieve all of these objectives, and will be as transparent as possible about our effectiveness within the confines of respecting the privacy of our Advisory Council members.

We also recognize we may not yet be considering all aspects of how identity shapes the science that we do. We further commit to continuing to learn and adapt how we define and include diverse populations in response to the needs of our greater community.