Gender bias exists in research

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 27 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:763

Only 13% of medical journal editors are women, compared with 27% of reviewers and 29% of authors, according to research presented in Prague.

Investigating the hypothesis that gender bias exists in research, Dr Kay Dickersin from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore examined four major journals in the United States for the years 1982, 1987, …

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