Gender gap in authorship: a study of 44,000 articles published in 100 high-impact general medical journals

Published:September 28, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2021.09.013
      Dear Editor, the profile of the medical profession has changed dramatically in recent decades, with an increasing proportion of women physicians [
      • Jefferson L
      • Bloor K
      • Maynard A.
      Women in medicine: historical perspectives and recent trends.
      ]. However, the gender gap in academic medicine continues to be the rule rather than the exception. For example, women are less likely to be promoted to academic leadership positions [
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      • Clark L
      • Wick JA
      • Cruvinel E
      • Durham D
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      • et al.
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      ] and receive fewer research grants [
      • Ley TJ
      • Hamilton BH.
      Sociology. The gender gap in NIH grant applications.
      ].

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