Addressing bias and knowledge gaps regarding race and ethnicity in neonatology manuscript review.

TitleAddressing bias and knowledge gaps regarding race and ethnicity in neonatology manuscript review.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsKarvonen KL, Bonachea EM, Burris HH, Fraiman YS, Lee HC, ProaƱo A, Walker VP, Parker MG
JournalJ Perinatol
Date Published2022 Jun 06
ISSN1476-5543
Abstract

A recent shift in public attention to racism, racial disparities, and health equity have resulted in an abundance of calls for relevant papers and publications in academic journals. Peer-review for such articles may be susceptible to bias, as subject matter expertise in the evaluation of social constructs, like race, is variable. From the perspective of researchers focused on neonatal health equity, we share our positive and negative experiences in peer-review, provide relevant publicly available data regarding addressing bias in peer-review from 12 neonatology-focused journals, and give recommendations to address bias and knowledge gaps in the peer review process of health equity research.

DOI10.1038/s41372-022-01420-7
Alternate JournalJ Perinatol
PubMed ID35668123