Housri, N; Cheung, MC; Koniaris, LG; Zimmers, TA Scientific impact of women in academic surgery JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, 148 (1): 13-16 JUL 2008
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Author(s): Housri, N (Housri, Nadine); Cheung, MC (Cheung, Michael C.);
Koniaris, LG (Koniaris, Leonidas G.); Zimmers, TA (Zimmers, Teresa A.)
Title: Scientific impact of women in academic surgery
Source: JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, 148 (1): 13-16 JUL 2008
Document Type: Article
Author Keywords: education; peer review; research; female; male;
publishing; career; achievement
Keywords Plus: CAREER; GENDER; SUCCESS; MEDICINE; MEN
Abstract: Objective. To evaluate the scientific impact of women in the
Methods. Gender of the principal investigator of every abstract presented
at the 2002, 2003, and 2004 annual meetings of the Association for
Academic Surgery and Society of University Surgeons was identified by
internet search. Resulting publications were identified using PubMed.
Journal impact factor and number of article citations were determined
using ISI Web of Knowledge.
Results. The principal investigator's gender was identified for 649
(98.8%) of the 657 abstracts presented at the 2002-2004 AAS meetings.
Women authored 9.1% of abstracts and 11.8% of total resulting
publications. The publication rate of abstracts by women was significantly
higher than that of men (69.5% versus 52.4%, P = 0.0132). There was a
trend toward higher average impact factors of journals in which female
authors published (3.265 versus 2.673, P = 0.0626). There was no
significant difference in mean number of citations per publication. The
principal investigator's gender was identified for all 337 (100%)
abstracts presented at the 2002-2004 SUS meetings. Women authored 11.0% of
abstracts and 11.2% of resulting publications. Publication rates and
average citation numbers were similar for female and male authors. The
average impact factors of journals in which women published were
significantly higher (4.741 versus 3.348, P = 0.0082).
Conclusions. Although women comprise a small proportion of principal
investigators on abstracts presented at these conferences, the quality of
their presented work is equal to or better than those of their male
counterparts. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Addresses: Univ Miami, Miller Sch Med, DeWitt Daughtry Family Dept Surg,
Miami, FL 33136 USA
Reprint Address: Zimmers, TA, Univ Miami, Dept Surg Oncol, Sylvester
Comprehens Canc Ctr 310T 3550, 1475 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33136 USA.
E-mail Address: tzimmers at med.miami.edu
Cited Reference Count: 17
Times Cited: 0
Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
Publisher Address: 525 B ST, STE 1900, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-4495 USA
29-char Source Abbrev.: J SURG RES
ISO Source Abbrev.: J. Surg. Res.
Source Item Page Count: 4
Subject Category: Surgery
ISI Document Delivery No.: 316FZ
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