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In addition to all those involved in scientific academic journals, we encourage endorsement by all those involved in the communication and explanation of science and scientific achievement including specialised publications, broad media and broadcasters. It is not obligatory to be a member of EASE to endorse the SAGER guidelines, although we encourage you to consider the benefits to your work of active membership, as described elsewhere on this website. If you prefer to communicate your endorsement of the guidelines in another way than this form, please write to our contact points.

Who has endorsed?

Your endorsement will be gratefully acknowledged by direct mail from the Gender Policy Committee. In the month after yours, and in all subsequent months, you will receive an updated list of all endorsements.

Over 100 people including institutions and journal edotors endorsed the Guidelines (last up date September 2018)  (previous versions   can be found here here  and here)

We shall report progress in the EASE newsletter and in regular bulletins of feedback on people’s experience and plans in implementing their adoption of the SAGER guidelines in practice.


We encourage journal editors to adopt  the SAGER Guidelines and include the suggested text below  in the Instructions to authors.

“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.