Most of the time, avoiding sexism by using inclusive language is doable– if occasionally tricky. Every once in a while, though, a situation arises where there’s just no simple way to avoid using the universal masculine or other biased constructions. How can editors help authors navigate such situations? I ran across one such instance in […]


“There’s nothing intrinsically scientific about a boring first paragraph,” editor Christine Neulieb told a lively audience at the Drexel University bookstore on May 13. She was analyzing the opening paragraph of a scientific paper as part of a unique panel called “Four Editors and a Paragraph,” sponsored by the Philadelphia chapter of […]