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We encourage all those involved in scientific academic journals, and  communication and explanation of science and scientific achievement including specialised publications, funders and broadcasters to endorse the SAGER guidelines. It is not obligatory to be a member of EASE to do this, although we encourage you to consider the benefits of active membership to your work.

How to endorse the SAGER guidelines?

Over 100 people including institutions and journal editors have endorsed the SAGER Guidelines. Please complete the following form to notify EASE that you, as an individual, your journal or your institution, has endorsed the SAGER guidelines. We collate this information and publish updated lists periodically.

    Please sign here to endorse the SAGER guidelines.


    First name:*

    Last name:*


    Email address:*


    Please indicate the capacity in which you are signing this endorsement:*

    Only sign if you are authorised to do so and can confirm that the journal includes information on sex and gender reporting in its information for authors, and provide a link to an Information for authors page which indicates where the journal endorses SAGER or at least the principles of sex and gender equity in research.

    Journal name:*

    Link to supporting statement:*

    Only sign if you are authorised to do so and can provide a link to the relevant web page which indicates where the organisation endorses SAGER or at least the principles of sex and gender equity in research.

    You may endorse on behalf of an academic unit, e.g. a department within a university, provided you can fulfil the criteria above.

    Organisation name:*

    Link to supporting statement:*


    We suggest the following text be included in your instructions to authors when you adopt the SAGER Guidelines for your journal. 

    “We encourage our authors to follow the ‘Sex and Gender Equity in Research – SAGER – guidelines’ and to include sex and gender considerations where relevant. Authors should use the terms sex (biological attribute) and gender (shaped by social and cultural circumstances) carefully in order to avoid confusing both terms. Article titles and/or abstracts should indicate clearly what sex(es) the study applies to. Authors should also describe in the background, whether sex and/or gender differences may be expected; report how sex and/or gender were accounted for in the design of the study; provide disaggregated data by sex and/or gender, where appropriate; and discuss respective results. If a sex and/or gender analysis was not conducted, the rationale should be given in the Discussion. We suggest that our authors consult the full guidelines before submission.”

    Sex and gender questions
    are available to encourage authors of scientific articles to check whether sex and gender are properly reported in their manuscripts. The SAGER Guidelines are included in  EQUATOR website and are listed in the Research Reporting Guidelines  of the US National Library of Medicine.


    The GPC is open to collaboration and is part of international research networks in specific fields (as represented by its members) and specific
    networks on gender issues such as the GenPort.