Statement of Inclusivity

Scientists are members of a broad human community, and may thus experience societal prejudices that directly affect their ability to contribute to the scientific endeavor. We at Astrobites support and encourage universal participation in science, regardless of minoritized status. We affirmatively declare our support for a scientific community open to — and providing support and safety for — every individual, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or medical condition. Such support includes ensuring that universities, laboratories, and professional societies do not tolerate any form of harassment, and have transparent procedures for addressing such harassment when it occurs. We reject racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and prejudice stemming from religion or citizenship. Eliminating these injustices is the only way to ensure that all people can benefit from participation in the science, and we accept this task as integral to the pursuit of science and scientific outreach.