Gender bias in publications?

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Check out this post. I found it via Research Blogging. I’m going to try out the RSS when they get it up and see if it’s worth it….



  1. It is possible that the anonymity of the submitters is masking other factors that may or may not be related to their sex. Academic credentials, etc.

  2. I read about this at SB blog Living the Scientist Life, and read the paper. In short, there is no info on the sex make-up of the judges, referees, editors, etc., so there is no inference to be drawn about sexism. For all we know, female reviewers stopped being so hard on their same-sex competition. 

  3. How exactly do they make submitters anonymous? A single self-reference says at least which lab the submitter is from.