Daring to share requires intentional and collective commitment to civil discourse

Michael W. Beets, R. Glenn Weaver, Keith Brazendale
2020 International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity  
Communicating and challenging ideas through written scholarly dialogue is a cornerstone of scientific progress. In the current social and political climate, it is important to reflect upon what constitutes appropriate ways to engage in scholarly dialogues and consider the ramifications of failing to create an environment where individuals are willing to share ideas openly. In this commentary, we provide examples of scholarly dialogues representing antagonistic and collegial tones and discuss
more » ... ones and discuss the consequences of failing to communicate appropriately in the areas of gatekeeping, mentoring, and most importantly, the silencing of ideas.
doi:10.1186/s12966-020-00950-7 pmid:32264903 fatcat:d2xfqoxu3rgxbjvrc6mnut4dta