New research on gender and publishing

International Studies Perspectives special issue

News

22 November 2013

​​​​​​​The journal International Studies Perspectives has just published a special issue titled "Feminism in International Relations”​ including a symposium on publishing and careers with a contribution from PRIO-affiliated researchers.

The contribution from PRIO researchers is an article by Gudrun Østby, Håvard Strand, Ragnhild Nordås, and Nils Petter Gleditsch entitled "Gender Gap or Gender Bias in Peace Research? Publication Patterns and Citation Rates for Journal of Peace Research, 1983–2008 (pages 493–506) , which examines the gender dimension of scientific publication in international relations based on submission data for JPR. It examines the gender gap in submissions and explores whether the perceived merit of a research paper is affected by the gender of the authors and reviewers. It also investigates whether the gender of the first author influences citation counts. The data show a clear but declining gender gap. However, they do not indicate any significant gender bias in publication success or citations.


Table of contents of the full symposium on publishing and careers:
  • "The Social Underpinnings of Women's Worth in the Study of World Politics: Culture, Leader Emergence, and Coauthorship" (Kelly M. Kadera)
  • "Tougher Standards for Female Scholars? The Psychology Behind Them and Policies to Eliminate Them" (Kristen Monroe)
  • "Gendered Citation Patterns in International Relations Journals" (Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Samantha Lange and Holly Brus​)
  • "Gender Gap or Gender Bias in Peace Research? Publication Patterns and Citation Rates for Journal of Peace Research, 1983–2008" (Gudrun Østby, Håvard Strand, Ragnhild Nordås and Nils Petter Gleditsch)
  • "Women and Pre-Tenure Scholarly Productivity in International Studies: An Investigation into the Leaky Career Pipeline" (Kathleen J. Hancock, Matthew A. Baum and Marijke Breuning)