Our customers come from diverse backgrounds around the world, and we are committed to reflecting that in our content and promoting equity and inclusion in our community. We’ve developed Inclusive Language Guidelines for US-based authors to make sure we’re using language in a respectful and responsible way. We also work with our vendors to make sure they too are upholding DE&I best practices in their workplaces.
Our US guidelines will be continuously updated to reflect what we understand as the best language to represent and respect people across all communities. Because language has different impacts in different places, our guidelines are regionalized. UK and Canadian language guidelines are being developed next, along with guidance on media and visuals. Contact your editor for the latest version.
We also provide authors the opportunity to submit a manuscript sample for sensitivity review by DE&I experts. Reach out to your editor to discuss whether this would be a good option for your work.