Being Female Bad for Academic Careers

| 1/24/2008 5:56:31 PM

Women are less likely to have their academic papers published when the reviewers know that the author is female, according to a recent study published on ScienceDirect. Researchers looked at two scientific journals of similar subject matter, one where the reviewers knew the author’s gender and the other where the author’s gender was unknown. When the author’s gender wasn’t known, the percentage of women-authored papers went up. According to the authors of the study, “this increased representation of female authors more accurately reflects the (US) life sciences academic workforce composition, which is 37% female.”

Bennett Gordon


Ed Livingston_8
1/28/2008 3:36:21 PM

This is still going on? This is just nuts! We think we're making progress on gender issues and then something like this comes along to slap us up side the head. I am disgusted.

1/28/2008 8:27:35 AM

Thank you so much Bennett - much appreciated CM

1/26/2008 4:15:02 PM

I think the link was broken, but it should be fixed now. Thanks.

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