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▾ Black Lives Matter

Intellect stands solidly in support of Black Lives Matter at this time of injustice and protest in the United States, in the United Kingdom and around the globe. We stand resolute in the face of racism and we support people of colour against tyranny and systemic oppression in every form.

During this period of social unrest, we have taken time to reflect on our own systems and actions before making a public statement. Whilst Intellect operates a sound equal opportunities policy and we support global voices, including those of minorities and of the African diaspora, we realize there is much more we can do to take action against systemic racism. We have traditionally let our books and journals do the talking, but now is the time to be actively anti-racist.

Intellect is headquartered in Bristol, a city with a historical involvement in the transatlantic slave trade and its social and economic legacies. We acknowledge and celebrate the huge contributions made to this city by the people of the African diaspora and we must fight to help implement immediate change both in Bristol, in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Moving forward we will take action and institute changes across the company. Intellect will work closely with our community and especially those from Black backgrounds, to ensure we are adequately supporting our authors, editors and contributors. There is much to be done and this starts with communication and consultation. 

  • We will actively seek ways to increase Black and marginalized voices through our publishing programmes. 
  • We will improve access and we will celebrate and highlight the work of our Black community.
  • Intellect will improve our recruitment practices in order to encourage people of colour to apply for job vacancies and join our internship programme. We are working with Creative Access to list our vacancies.
  • We are sharing educational resources within our company and we plan to attend courses on issues such as unconscious bias. 
  • We will encourage and assist our journal editors to recognize and remove bias from peer review and other publishing processes. 
  • Intellect will support our partners in their efforts to stamp out all forms of racism and we will encourage new partnerships with organizations dedicated to this purpose.

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Intellect is honoured to support Pride, a month-long time of awareness and action chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. 

Pride is a protest. It’s a celebration and commemoration of the work of all who have come before us in the fight against discrimination. In particular we recognise trans people of colour, who were not only instrumental in Stonewall and LGBTQ+ activism, but are also disproportionately subjected to violence and erasure. Pride is a moment to acknowledge how far we have to go to gain equality for LGBTQ+ people, as well as to uplift the wonderful work that is being done right now. 

To find Pride events in your area, check the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s calendar here:  

Intellect is working to create an inclusive and diverse space for all our authors, editors and readers, and we are proud of all of our content and contributors that reflect this. Thank you. 

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▾ Indigenous Peoples

Intellect stands solidly in support of Indigenous rights

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▾ Stop Asian Hate

Intellect stands solidly in support of Asian persons in the light of COVID-19

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▾ Author/ Contributor Name Changing Policy

Intellect stands solidly in support of authors and contributors changing their name for any reason. This includes gender reassignment, marriage, slave names etc. We also ask authors to share their preferred pronouns to be inclusive of authors throughout the production process.