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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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OTERO, Paula; MARCOS, Cecilia  and  FERRERO, Fernando. Female authorship in Latin American pediatric journals. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2017, vol.115, n.6, pp.580-584. ISSN 0325-0075.

Introduction. The participation of women in science increases every day. Here we estimated their participation in authorship in three Latin American pediatric journals indexed in PubMed. Methods. All articles published in 2015 in the Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria, the Jornal de Pediatria and the Revista Chilena de Pediatria were identified, and the first and last authors and the total number of authors by sex were determined. Results. A total of 329 articles were identified. Out of 1432 authors, 59.9% were women. Also, 54.4% of all first authors and 48% of last authors were women. No significant difference was observed in female authorship ratio among the three journals. Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria had a significantly lower number of women as first and last authors. Conclusion. Women authorship ratio across three Latin American pediatric journals reached 59.9%. Their role as first or last authors was significantly lower in the Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria.

Keywords : Authorship; Research report; Women; Periodic publications.

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