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Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Manuscript Submissions by Women

Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Manuscript Submissions by Women Opinion EDITORIAL Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Manuscript Submissions by Women Melina R. Kibbe, MD The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had the author was abstracted. A total of 366 manuscripts were sub- far-reaching consequences for many people and has ampli- mitted to JAMA Surgery in April to May 2019, and 702 manu- scripts were submitted in April to May 2020. Comparing 2020 fied disparities that existed before the pandemic. One area that has received attention pertains to women, especially female with 2019, there was a 4% reduction in the percentage of parents, in academic environments. Before the pandemic, women first authors, a 6% reduction of women last authors, women already assumed more of the household and child- and a 7% reduction in women as corresponding author (Table). 1-3 care duties than their male counterparts. With the pan- While an assessment of the association between the COVID-19 demic, this disparity has likely been amplified and may now pandemic and manuscripts submissions from different coun- be adversely affecting the careers of women in academia in an tries is not possible owing to the low numbers of submissions unfortunate and lasting manner. With the shutdown of day- from some http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Manuscript Submissions by Women

JAMA Surgery , Volume 155 (9) – Sep 4, 2020

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3917
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Abstract

Opinion EDITORIAL Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Manuscript Submissions by Women Melina R. Kibbe, MD The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had the author was abstracted. A total of 366 manuscripts were sub- far-reaching consequences for many people and has ampli- mitted to JAMA Surgery in April to May 2019, and 702 manu- scripts were submitted in April to May 2020. Comparing 2020 fied disparities that existed before the pandemic. One area that has received attention pertains to women, especially female with 2019, there was a 4% reduction in the percentage of parents, in academic environments. Before the pandemic, women first authors, a 6% reduction of women last authors, women already assumed more of the household and child- and a 7% reduction in women as corresponding author (Table). 1-3 care duties than their male counterparts. With the pan- While an assessment of the association between the COVID-19 demic, this disparity has likely been amplified and may now pandemic and manuscripts submissions from different coun- be adversely affecting the careers of women in academia in an tries is not possible owing to the low numbers of submissions unfortunate and lasting manner. With the shutdown of day- from some

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JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 4, 2020

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