PHCFM contributes to gender equality in academic research
Supporting gender equality in research publications is an immensely important initiative, and a recently published BMJ Global Health article, ‘Gender equity in health research publishing in Africa’, focused on just this.
In their article, looking at the journals in the BMJ health research database, the authors found that the African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine (PHCFM) had the highest proportion of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) women as 1st authors, and it also had the highest proportion of SSA women as last authors.
We are extremely proud to be a part of this vital initiative and look forward to seeing what further heights of unlocking knowledge for and by academics of all nations, ethnicities, and genders for the world.
Read the article: ‘Female health scientists in Africa face ‘substantial’ author inequity’
PHCFM is the official journal of WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors) Africa Region and the PRIMAFAMED (Primary Care and Family Medicine) network. Proudly published by AOSIS, the journal provides a platform for scholarly exchange between family medicine and primary health care researchers and practitioners across Africa. It provides a contextual and holistic view of family medicine and primary health care as practised across the continent.