Análisis bibliométrico de la autoría femenina en artículos originales en la revista ATENCIÓN PRIMARIA = Bibliometric analysis of female authorship in original articles in the journal ATENCIÓN PRIMARIA

Giner Soriano, Maria
López Pereiro, Olaya
Zabaleta-del-Olmo, Edurne
Morros, Rosa
Gómez Lumbreras, Ainhoa
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To determine the percentage of female authors in original articles published during 2 periods, in the journal of Atención Primaria (Primary Care), and to examine the differences between the categories of authorship (first, last author, and co-author) between both periods. Design Cross-sectional study. Setting Feminine scientific production published during the periods 2007-2008 and 2017-2018. Participants The study was focused on original articles. Main measurements The following variables were collected in an ad hoc form: gender based on the name of the author, total number of women and men appearing as authors, and order of authorship. Absolute and relative authorship frequencies were calculated, and the χ2 test was used to examine the evolution of the percentages by type of authorship and gender. Results A total of 108 articles were analysed in 2007-2008, and 100 in 2017-2018. No statistically significant differences were observed between the mean numbers of women authors within and between periods. In 2007-2008 a total of 548 female authors were identified and 540 in 2017-2018, the percentage of female authors was 48.7% and 54.4%, respectively. Only an increase in the percentage of first authors was observed between periods. Conclusions Practically one out of every 2 authors of original articles published in the journal Atención Primaria was female. There was also a significant increase in the percentage of female first authors between the 2 periods. Nevertheless, and despite the greater number of health workers, the number of latest female authors remain unchanged, which points to the persistence of female under-representation ​
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