Journal article

Beyond sex and gender difference in funding and reporting of health research.

Olena Hankivsky, Kristen W Springer, Gemma Hunting

Research Integrity and Peer Review | BioMed Central | Published : 2018


Background: Understanding sex and gender in health research can improve the quality of scholarship and enhance health outcomes. Funding agencies and academic journals are two key gatekeepers of knowledge production and dissemination, including whether and how sex/gender is incorporated into health research. Though attention has been paid to key issues and practices in accounting for sex/gender in health funding agencies and academic journals, to date, there has been no systematic analysis documenting whether and how agencies and journals require attention to sex/gender, what conceptual explanations and practical guidance are given for such inclusion, and whether existing practices reflect th..

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