The distribution of authors and reviewers in EPS

Date

2020-03-20

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1680-4333

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Publisher

European Political Science

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Article

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Yes

Abstract

Gender inequality as a phenomenon is also present in academic writing and publishing. In this article, we review the gender imbalance in the percentage of authors and reviewers in EPS from 2015 to 2019. At the submissions stage, male authors submit approximately twice as many manuscripts compared to female authors. At the publication stage, there is less of a gender difference due to a higher success rate for female authors. For reviewers, however, the gender discrepancies are even wider. At the invitation stage, we invited only roughly four women to review for every ten men. When it comes to completed reviews the gap widens to roughly three women for ten men. Our findings show that we still have a long way to go to achieve parity in the review process. We suggest that parity in the review process is not independent of more women scholars being promoted to higher level academic positions.

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Citation

Stockemer, D., Blair, A. and Rashkova, E. (2020) The distribution of authors and reviewers in EPS. European Political Science,

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Research Institute