Gender in the editorial boards of scientific journals: a study on the current state of the art
Document typeConference report
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Gender issues have been studied in a broad range of fields and in many areas of society, including social relations, politics, labour, and also academia. However, gender in the membership of editorial boards of scientific journals is a topic that only recently has started to attract the attention of researchers, and there is little literature on this subject as of today. The objective of this work is to present a study of the current state of editorial boards with regard to gender. The methodology is based on a literature review of gender issues in academia, and more specifically in the incipient field of gender in editorial boards. The main findings of this work, according to the reviewed bibliography, are that women are underrepresented in academic institutions, that this underrepresentation is increasingly marked in higher rank positions in academia and in editorial boards, and that this carries the risk of narrowing the nature and scope of the research in some fields of knowledge
CitationGhasemi, N. M.; Perramon Tornil, X.; Simó Guzmán, P. Gender in the editorial boards of scientific journals: a study on the current state of the art. A: WSCITECH2019. "Congrés Dones Ciència i Tecnologia 2019: Terrassa, 6 i 7 de març de 2019". 2019.