Men still hold the power in biomedical publishing.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Medical publishing (Evaluation)
Pub Date: 11/01/2008
Publication: Name: Reproductive Health Matters Publisher: Reproductive Health Matters Audience: General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Family and marriage; Health; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Reproductive Health Matters ISSN: 0968-8080
Issue: Date: Nov, 2008 Source Volume: 16 Source Issue: 32
Accession Number: 192393448
Full Text: Between 1970 and 2005, 16 of the most influential medical journals had 118 editors-in-chief. Only eight of them were women. The same journals had 3,237 editorial board members, only 371 (16%) of whom were women, though better than 1.4% in 1970. Eleven of the 16 journals, including the BMJ, had no women editors during the 35-year study period. (1)

(1.) Jagsi R, Tarbell NJ, Henault LE, et al. The representation of women on the editorial boards of major medical journals: a 35-year perspective. Archives of Internal Medicine 2008;168(5):544-48.
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