URMC / EHSC / NeedHerScience
The goal of the NeedHerScience campaign is to raise awareness about gender bias in publishing and share with stakeholders, including journal editors and owners, the overall number of scientists, health care professionals, and others who have taken the pledge. Many studies have demonstrated gender bias in publishing. This may not be deliberate, and it happens at various stages in the process, including at the level of the journals. The equitable inclusion of women editors at every level is long overdue. Addressing journal gender bias starts at the top. The pledge can be taken anonymously or you can share your name. It is up to you.
The Pledge: "As part of determining where to submit my manuscripts, I will look at the list of editors and consider whether a journal has equitably included qualified women at every level.”