The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on women in academia, specifically in terms of their research productivity compared to their male counterparts. Many journal editors stated that a majority of articles sent to their journals during the pandemic belonged to male researchers. Taking this newly emerged phenomenon into consideration, this study aims to investigate the challenges women in academia have been facing during the pandemic by using quantitative methods. We aim to collect data on female-male researcher ratios in terms of article submission and publication in 162 journals, before and after the pandemic. After this stage, via multi-stage random sampling method, questionnaires will be implemented with female academics from different fields in Turkey.