gender and journal authorship: an assessment of articles published by women in three top british political science and international relations journals
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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.
KeywordsInternational Relations journals Political Science publication rates women
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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