Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
TAKAYANAGUI, Osvaldo M. and LIVRAMENTO, José Antonio. The increasing female participation in authorship of articles published in neurology in Brazil. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2009, vol.67, n.3b, pp. 914-916. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2009000500029.
During the past four decades the participation of women in medicine has increased dramatically. This study is focused on the women's participation in authorship of articles published in the Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, the official Journal of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology. The articles were analyzed according to the number of articles and sex of both first and the senior (last) authors. The data were collected from 1945 to 2005. A total of 950 articles were published in this period. The proportion of women serving as first authors increased from 2.8% to 36.6% and the proportion serving as senior authors increased from 2.8% to 23.8% (1945-2005).
Keywords : women in medicine; authorship; neurology; Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria.