European Political Science

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 116–130 | Cite as

gender and journal authorship: an assessment of articles published by women in three top british political science and international relations journals

  • helen williams
  • stephen bates
  • laura jenkins
  • darcy luke
  • kelly rogers
Symposium

Abstract

The article analyses publication patterns according to gender in three Political Science and International Relations journals based in Britain (Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, and Review of International Studies). Examining publications from 1991 to 2011 in terms of authorship, seniority of author, and number of citations and responses, our findings suggest that women are less likely to be published as sole or lead author than their male counterparts are but that they are just as likely to be cited. Furthermore, since 2000, women are now over-represented in comparison with their presence within the discipline in publications that have at least one female author.

Keywords

International Relations journals Political Science publication rates women 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the University of Birmingham who funded Kelly Roger’s contribution to this article through their Undergraduate Research Experience scheme.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • helen williams
    • 1
  • stephen bates
    • 2
  • laura jenkins
    • 2
  • darcy luke
    • 2
  • kelly rogers
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Politics and International Relations, University of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Department of Political Science & International StudiesUniversity of BirminghamEdgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TTUK

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