WITH ELSEVIER: RACISM AND SEXISM
Please be aware of the possible effects of any racist or
sexist language in your text and modify it.
not make generalizations on the grounds of race, nationality
‘he or she’ in full rather than ‘s/he’
or ‘she/he’ (the same applies for ‘him
or her’). Repeated use of ‘he or she’
can be cumbersome so try to rework the text to avoid this,
e.g. the sentence can usually be reworked using a person’s
name or job title (e.g. ‘the doctor’, ‘the
user’) or using the plural (‘they’ ‘them’
titles are frequently discriminatory. The suffixes ‘ette’
and ‘ess’ are often unnecessary, e.g. use ‘manager’
rather than ‘manageress’. Alternatively a different
term can be used, e.g. ‘flight attendant’ rather
than ‘air hostess’.