As a part of UCL, UCL Press and its publication UCL Open: Environment are committed to UCL’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy as outlined online at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/equality-diversity-inclusion/equalityucl/equality-diversity-inclusion-strategy-2015-2020.
‘UCL defines “equality” as the absence of unjust social hierarchy such as those based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religion, and “diversity” as the presence of different cultural traditions and identities.
We wish to foster a positive cultural climate where all staff and students can flourish, where no-one will feel compelled to conceal or play down elements of their identity for fear of stigma. UCL will be a place where people can be authentic and their unique perspective, experiences and skills seen as a valuable asset to the institution.’
UCL Press and the editorial board of UCL Open: Environment aim to foster this positive cultural climate for all authors, reviewers, users and staff of the publication, to discuss, debate and encourage critical thinking on real world problems with the aim of benefitting humanity.