The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experiences in science communication and editing.

EASE Forum Live!

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8. How best to promote gender, cultural and geographic diversity in scientific journals?

Women and men bring diverse perspectives to science and societies, as do people from different cultural backgrounds and countries. Yet the bulk of the world’s scientific literature is reviewed by white men working in high-income countries and published in journals of which the Editor-in-Chief is a white man working in a high-income country. For science and medicine to address the challenges of the 21st century effectively, we need a broad range of ideas and opinions. This session will discuss how journals can improve the diversity and thus improve the quality of their content by encouraging and integrating contributions from groups currently underrepresented in science publishing.

Chair: Joan Marsh 
Deputy Editor, The Lancet Psychiatry
Improving gender and diversity at The Lancet

Lancet initiatives to increase the representation of women and researchers from low and middle income countries in peer review, on editorial boards and as authors of invited articles.

Jocalyn Clark, Executive Editor, The Lancet group, London, UK
Retrospective evaluation / assessment of SAGER reporting

Preliminary results, challenges, and opportunities of retrospectively applying the SAGER guidelines to evaluate the reporting of sex and gender in a NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

Pavel Ovseiko, Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy and Management, University of Oxford, UK

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