Editors of medical and scientific journals select and develop the research and opinion articles that are published, with important implications for research, patient care, and policy. Despite widespread stated commitments to promote diversity among editorial staff, there is little information about the composition of editorial teams. We developed and administered a survey to assess the diversity of editors at leading medical and scientific journals.
The survey, based on prior studies1 and input from content experts, had questions about demographics and professional characteristics (eAppendix in the Supplement).
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Salazar JW, Claytor JD, Habib AR, Guduguntla V, Redberg RF. Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Sexual Orientation of Editors at Leading Medical and Scientific Journals: A Cross-sectional Survey. JAMA Intern Med. 2021;181(9):1248–1251. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.2363
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