December 11, 2013
New Data Show Articles by Women Are Cited Less Frequently
Research papers and peer-reviewed articles written principally by women are cited less frequently than those whose dominant authors are men, compounding the underrepresentation of women in scholarly publishing, according to a new study.
The study documents a gap often described anecdotally by scientists, and expands on the data set analyzed for gender disparities in previous studies.
Five researchers based at universities in Montreal and Bloomington, Ind., analyzed 5.4 million