Gender bias in publications

Chemistry Gender BiasResearch from the Royal Society of Chemistry demonstrates gender bias at every step of the publishing process. This puts female chemists at considerable disadvantage when publishing their research. Read the complete news item here

Broderick Casadevall. Meta ResearchA meta analysis into shared authorship – when two or more authors contribute equally to a published work – has revealed gender inequality among authors differing in gender. In case of mixed gender combinations, male authors more often appear in the first position, a pattern that can't be explained by alphabetical or random choice. Read the full paper here.


Broderick, N. A., & Casadevall, A. (2019). Meta-Research: Gender inequalities among authors who contributed equally. Elife, 8, e36399.