Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy

Our journals are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our members invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our editors and peer reviewers’ differences in age, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our members unique.

EYRAS diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all members.
  • Teamwork and a member participation, permitting the representation of all groups and member perspectives.
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate members’ varying needs.
  • We serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity.

All members of EYRAS have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All members are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events. All members are also required to attend and complete annual diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfil this responsibility.

Any member found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behaviour against others may be subject to disciplinary action.

Members who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from a Chief Editor.

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