Gender equality in academic publishing: action from the BJPsych

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


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

External organisations

  • Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Department of Oncology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB, UK.
  • Barts & London Royal London Hosp
  • Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, London, UK


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