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bibliometrics of women publishing in science

clh at vax.oxford.ac.uk clh at vax.oxford.ac.uk
Fri May 28 15:58:10 EST 1993

In article <9305281854.AA14351 at net.bio.net>, MCCAINKW at DUVM.BITNET (Kate) writes:
> Nothing special comes immediately to my mind with respect to counts of
> women's publications, society memberships, etc. with the exception of two
> books:

I am collaborating with a colleague (Donna Holmes) on a study of 
conference presentations within the Animal Behaviour Society, a 
professional society for those interested in animal behaviour. We have 
coded 10 years of abstracts for a variety of variables, resulting in a 
huge data set. It's not publications, but it's probably closer to 
research interests than published papers, to the extent that there are 
intervening variables between the research and writing it up. And the 
nice thing about animal behaviour is that there are a lot of a priori 
hypotheses about what men and women might find interesting. About 35% 
of first authors are female within our data set, and that reflects the 
society membership as a whole.

The data have been partially analysed, and the manuscript writing is also 

I didn't see the original posting; is this of interest?


Chris Hitchcock			clh at vax.ox.ac.uk
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