Female authorship in top neuro-oncology journals has increased since the 1940s, with female-led teams showing greater gender diversity. However, female researchers lag behind their male counterparts in the quantity of published research and are less likely to hold first or last authorship positions. This difference is more pronounced in the three neurosurgical oncology journals than in the two medical neuro-oncology journals, which may reflect the relatively low female representation in neurosurgery relative to medical oncology. Collectively, these trends have meaningful implications for career advancement, which is often dependent on academic productivity 1).

Behmer Hansen RT, Behmer Hansen RA, Gold JL, Batchu S, Lozada RD, Palma SD, Susman SJ, Blocher WA, Richardson AM. Neuro-oncology authorship trends in gender since 1944: a systematic review of 14,020 articles from five top-tier academic journals. J Neurosurg. 2022 Nov 25:1-10. doi: 10.3171/2022.10.JNS221183. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36433875.
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