New Analysis Finds Gender Gap Exists in Citations for Major Research Publications

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Source: Inside Higher Ed

New data by researchers from the University of Iowa and University of Minnesota, in collaboration with researchers from Canada’s McMaster University, revealed the gender gap in research citations.

Using a new analytical tool, researchers found that male authors of studies are more likely to cite males in their published studies than to site females.

In total, researchers examined citations from three political science journals and three social science journals published from between the dates of 2007 to 2016. Researchers found that while the number of women in social science publications is growing, the number of citations they receive are now growing. However, researchers also found that women in these journals were citing male scientists at 14 percent higher than male authors.

Those who were more likely to cite the work of female researchers were groups of female authors who collaborated on a peice. When working with other men, females were less likely to cite female researchers.

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