Topic: Gender, Publications and Citations

Thesis timeframe:
Application deadline: 18 Oct 2017


In a series of articles, PRIO researchers have examined the determinants of academic publications and subsequent citations using the unique resource that is the Journal of Peace Research database. A key finding is that, using the JPR database, there is no indication of a gender bias neither in terms of publication or citations. At the same time, other articles find different results using different data sources.

PRIO has similar data available for another journal, Security Dialogue (formerly Bulletin of Peace Proposals), which hitherto has been unexplored. The project will contribute to the literature by either confirming the conclusions from JPR or the finding of a gap from the comparative study.

Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Nordkvelle, Jonas & Strand, Håvard (2014). Peace research - Just the study of war? Journal of Peace Research 51(2), p. 145-158. doi: 10.1177/0022343313514074.

Østby, Gudrun; Strand, Håvard; Nordås, Ragnhild & Gleditsch, Nils Petter (2013). Gender gap or gender bias in peace research? Publication patterns and citation rates for Journal of Peace Research, 1983-2008. International Studies Perspectives 14(4), p. 493-506. doi: 10.1111/insp.12025.

Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Metelits, Claire & Strand, Håvard (2003). Posting Your Data: Will You Be Scooped or Will You Be Famous? International Studies Perspectives 4(1), p. 72-79.