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Sex and gender equity in research and scientific publishing: SAGER guidelines and checklists


Sex and gender differences are important elements for consideration in scientific research and publishing. Many efforts have been made in scientific research to incorporate the dimensions of sex and gender throughout the research cycle, especially in the Health field. The Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) guidelines are dedicated to guiding authors in preparing their manuscripts, but are also useful for journal editors and reviewers, as well as for grant reviewers, seeking to promote the integration of sex and gender in research in different disciplines. To facilitate adherence to the SAGER guidelines and encourage a more systematic approach to reporting these variables in research, two checklists were developed: one for studies with human participants, and one for other studies (applied science, cell biology, etc.). This article presents the Portuguese versions of these checklists and highlights their relevance to improving the reporting of research reported in journals, as a practice of scientific integrity.

sex; gender perspective; gender equity; guidelines as topic; ethics, research

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