Health Systems Global (HSG) is committed to strengthening individual capacity and enhancing health policy and systems research (HPSR) uptake.
Peer-reviewed publications are important for communicating scientific work, recognition within the research community and career progression. However, women lag behind their male colleagues in publications. A recent Lancet review argued that the division in knowledge between genders exists in all countries, with less than 30 per cent of the world’s researchers being women. They further argue that while the proportion of women is increasing, these women still publish less than their male counterparts.
Publication Mentorship Program for First-Time Women Authors in the Field of HPSR
HSG, in collaboration with the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (the Alliance) and Health Policy and Planning (HPP), has launched a programme to support early-career women researchers through the publication mentorship program. Initiated in 2019, following the Alliance’s initial mentorship program in 2018, this program aims to increase the numbers of early-career women from low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) getting published to strengthen their skills in producing strong manuscripts and to foster their development through the process.
For this program, applications are invited from early-career women based in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) working on HPSR issues, who are interested in publishing their HPSR research for the first time in a global peer-reviewed journal, but require guidance and support to submit a manuscript which has the potential to be published.