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Call to Action to All Surgery Journal Editors for Diversity in the Editorial and Peer Review Process

Call to Action to All Surgery Journal Editors for Diversity in the Editorial and Peer Review Process Opinion EDITORIAL Call to Action to All Surgery Journal Editors for Diversity in the Editorial and Peer Review Process Melina R. Kibbe, MD; Julie Freischlag, MD There is a great need for diversity and inclusion throughout Because implicit bias reflects unconscious and involuntary the editorial and peer review process. The recent publica- thoughts, attitudes, and stereotypes, it is critical to have diverse viewpoints throughout the editorial process, from tion of the article entitled, “Prevalence of unprofessional social media content among young vascular surgeons” by the editorial leaders and board members to the peer review- Hardouin et al in the Journal of Vascular Surgery is evi- ers. Otherwise, a singular viewpoint may be propagated dence to this point and raises many issues and concerns that over and over again that does not reflect the views and val- extend far past journal publishing. Hardouin et al per- ues of all people. formed a study that assessed potentially unprofessional It is for this reason that we, the current and former Edi- content and clearly unprofessional content of recent vascu- tors in Chief of JAMA Surgery, announce this call to action lar surgery graduates on the public sites of Facebook, Twit- for all http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Call to Action to All Surgery Journal Editors for Diversity in the Editorial and Peer Review Process

JAMA Surgery , Volume 155 (11) – Dec 1, 2020

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2020.4549
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Abstract

Opinion EDITORIAL Call to Action to All Surgery Journal Editors for Diversity in the Editorial and Peer Review Process Melina R. Kibbe, MD; Julie Freischlag, MD There is a great need for diversity and inclusion throughout Because implicit bias reflects unconscious and involuntary the editorial and peer review process. The recent publica- thoughts, attitudes, and stereotypes, it is critical to have diverse viewpoints throughout the editorial process, from tion of the article entitled, “Prevalence of unprofessional social media content among young vascular surgeons” by the editorial leaders and board members to the peer review- Hardouin et al in the Journal of Vascular Surgery is evi- ers. Otherwise, a singular viewpoint may be propagated dence to this point and raises many issues and concerns that over and over again that does not reflect the views and val- extend far past journal publishing. Hardouin et al per- ues of all people. formed a study that assessed potentially unprofessional It is for this reason that we, the current and former Edi- content and clearly unprofessional content of recent vascu- tors in Chief of JAMA Surgery, announce this call to action lar surgery graduates on the public sites of Facebook, Twit- for all

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JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 2020

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