International Women's Day Special Issue

Elsevier, 8th Mach 2021

In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD), Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, has launched a free access special issue of curated content focused on women and gender issues in health and sciences.

Consisting of journal articles and book chapters supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this free resource is intended to further new research and to raise awareness around this year’s theme for International Women’s Day: #ChoosetoChallenge, as well as the UN’s focus for IWD this year: Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.


8th March 2021

RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr Márcia Balisciano, talks to Dr. Marianne Legato about gender-specific medicine.

Tackling impostor syndrome: A multidisciplinary approach, Clinical Imaging, 2021

This journal article advances SDGs 3, 5 and 10 by explaining imposter syndrome, how it affects high-achieving women, and tips on how to tackle it.

The Leadership Quarterly, Volume 31, Issue 6, 2020, 101438

This article addresses SDG 5 and 10 by explaining that managerial oversight is strengthened and firms' strategic performance improved when boards are gender-diverse.

The Leadership Quarterly, Volume 30, Issue 6, December 2019, 101340

This journal article addresses SDG 5 and 10 by explaining a well-documented phenomenon that a group's gender composition can impact group performance. Women in mixed-gender groups are twice as likely as women in single-gender groups to suffer from the gender stereotype effect, by shying away from leadership in areas that are gender-incongruent. Further, we provide evidence that the gender stereotype effect persists even for women in single-gender groups.

Computers & Security, Volume 99, December 2020, 102066

This journal article advances SDG 5 and 16 by suggesting that gender biases play a role in how managers perceive employee security behavior. This study demonstrates the chivalry hypothesis by linking gendered criminal and computer stereotypes to bias in evaluating information systems security threats.

Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, Volume 50/Issue 2, March-April 2021, pages 115-118

This article advances SDG 4 and 5 by exploring the gender disparity among Canadian interventional radiologists, highlights the attrition of women through their radiology training, and discusses recruitment strategies to increase diversity in this rewarding field.

Annals of Anatomy, Volume 218, July 2018, pages 1-6

This journal article advances SDG 4 and 5 by explaining that gender has an influence on the distribution of mental stress parameters and learning style among male and female medical students.

Pulmonology, 2020

This journal article advances SDG 3 and 10 by explaining the effects of sex differences on the association between smoking and COPD and the effects of female hidden smokers on that association in Korean adults were investigated.

Nurse Education Today, Volume 97, February 2021, 104690

This journal article addresses SDG 5 and 10 by showcasing findings that support the efficacy of Transgender Curriculum Integration Project. It highlights complexities of curricular change that can guide future curricular integration and evaluation in nursing programs nation-wide.

Midwifery, Volume 93, February 2021, 102888

This journal article addresses SDG 5 and 10 by showcasing maternity ideals, and the ideal of the “natural” birth, can be particularly stressful on those who fear childbirth. Norms concerning femininity and cisgender can contribute to FOC among those who do not comfortably conform with feminine body ideals or feminine gender expressions.