Gender Gap in Publications

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A new study analyzes the research outputs and impacts of men and women over the last 20 years across 12 countries/regions and 27 disciplines. 

The key findings (and corresponding section of the report) are listed below. Read the Inside Higher Ed article for an overview. Examine the full report in more detail.

  • In Engineering, men tend to appear as first or corresponding authors on a larger proportion of their scholarly output than women. In Nursing, the reverse is true for most comparators. section 2.1 

  • Women are less likely than men to collaborate internationally on research papers. section 2.2 

  • Women are slightly less likely than men to collaborate across the academic and corporate sectors on research papers. section 2.3 

  • In general, highly interdisciplinary research represents a slightly larger share of women’s scholarly output than men’s. section 2.4

  • Among researchers, women are generally less internationally mobile than men. section 2.5