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Collecting Optional Self-Reported Demographic Data

PCD is committed to fostering a scientific community that supports and benefits from the talents of researchers from a wide range of backgrounds. As part of this commitment, PCD has initiated optional self-reporting of demographic data through our ScholarOne manuscript tracking system. We will collect and measure the composition of PCD’s boards and committees, authors, and peer reviewers for sex/gender, racial, and ethnic diversity. Individuals’ sex/gender, ethnic, or racial identities will in no way be used when evaluating journal submissions; this data will be aggregated and anonymized before being analyzed and reported by ScholarOne to PCD to improve our policies and processes. For details about the storage of and access to these data, please see Privacy Center – Clarivate.

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