Nature publishes too few papers from women researchers — that must change.

Nature’s analysis of submissions reveals a stark gender disparity, with only 17% of corresponding authors identifying as women, reflecting broader inequalities in academia. Acceptance rates are slightly lower for women’s papers, raising concerns about possible biases in peer review. Nature plans to address these issues by encouraging diverse submissions, increasing the diversity of referees, and continuing to monitor and publish gender-related data to make the publication process more equitable.

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Nature 2024;627,7-8. doi: 10.1038/d41586-024-00640-5

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