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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.
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.