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….

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  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. 
     
    http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2008/01/women_science_and_writing.php#commentsArea

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

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