Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Gender Differences in Publication Output

Symonds MR, Gemmell NJ, Braisher TL, Gorringe KL, Elgar MA. 2006. Gender Differences in Publication Output: Towards an Unbiased Metric of Research Performance. PLoS ONE 1(1): e127. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000127


The article shows that male scientists publish more than women, bringing into question the fairness of academic selection processes that rely heavily on publication quantity to rank scientists. However, the study also found that, according to some measures, women's work was cited more than men's.

http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0000127

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