Gender equality in academic publishing: action from the BJPsych

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  • Rachel Upthegrove
  • Angharad de Cates
  • Alice Shuttleworth
  • Derek K Tracy
  • Anne Lingford-Hughes

External organisations

  • University of Oxford
  • Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB, UK.
  • Barts & London Royal London Hosp
  • Imperial College London


Women in academic publishing and academic psychiatry face many challenges of gender inequality, including significant pay differentials, poor visibility in senior positions and a male-dominated hierarchical system. We discuss this problem and outline how the BJPsych plans to tackle these issues it in its own publishing.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Nov 2020