Title: [Increase in the percentage of female authors in the international psychiatric literature since 1970]
Authors: Opgenhaffen, M ×
Vansteelandt, Kristof
Germeau, P
Pieters, Guido #
Issue Date: 2008
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor psychiatrie vol:50 issue:7 pages:419-423
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The participation of women in medicine and psychiatry is increasing. AIM: To find out whether this trend is also reflected in the international psychiatric literature. METHOD: We took steps to discover the gender of the first and the last author as listed below the title of 290 articles sampled at random from three leading psychiatric journals published between 1970 and 2007. results Women turned out to be underrepresented as the first or last author of these psychiatric articles; this conclusion was also found to apply to the first and last authors who were medical authors. Whereas the proportion of female first authors had increased significantly since 1970 and had reached almost 50% in 2007, there had been no such increase as far as last authors were concerned. CONCLUSION: In the psychiatric literature studied, the proportion of female first authors rose to almost 50%.
ISSN: 0303-7339
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:University Centre Sint Jozef (-)
Research Group Psychiatry
Department of Neurosciences - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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