Representation of Women as Authors of Rheumatology Research Articles.

Show simple item record Bagga, Ekta Stewart, Sarah Gamble, Gregory D Hill, Janine Grey, Andrew Dalbeth, Nicola
dc.coverage.spatial United States 2020-12-08T01:48:26Z 2020-12-08T01:48:26Z 2020-8-18
dc.identifier.citation Arthritis & rheumatology 73(1):162-167 Jan 2021
dc.identifier.issn 2326-5191
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE:In academic medicine, journal article authorship is central to career advancement and promotion. This study aimed to examine the contemporary representation of women as first and senior authors of rheumatology original research articles. METHODS:The gender of first and senior author, disease category, research design and funding source were extracted from rheumatology original research articles published in high impact rheumatology and general medical journals between 2015 and 2019. RESULTS:7,651 original research articles were included in the analysis. In total, there were 51.5% [95% CI 50.4%, 52.6%] articles with women first authors and 35.3% [95% CI 34.2%, 36.4%] with women senior authors. Women were significantly less likely to be first and senior authors of articles reporting randomized controlled trials compared with other clinical research designs (P<0.001), and of articles reporting industry-funded/industry-initiated studies compared with studies not funded by industry (P≤0.01). For articles reporting industry-funded/industry-initiated randomized controlled trials, women were first authors in 18.5% [95% CI 13.8%, 24.0%] and senior authors in 23.9% [95% CI 18.6%, 29.8%]. CONCLUSION:In rheumatology research articles, there is gender parity for first authorship, but women are under-represented in senior authorship positions. Under-representation of women in authorship is particularly apparent in articles reporting randomized controlled trials, and especially those that are initiated by industry.
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartofseries Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.)
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dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 73(1):162-167 Jan 2021, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
dc.subject authorship
dc.subject disparities
dc.subject gender
dc.subject rheumatology
dc.subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
dc.subject 1107 Immunology
dc.subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.title Representation of Women as Authors of Rheumatology Research Articles.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/art.41490 2020-11-26T23:19:06Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: American College of Rheumatology en
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 827461
dc.identifier.eissn 2326-5205
pubs.number art.41490 2020-8-18

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