Exploring gender differences in bioinformatics research
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PublisherBarcelona Supercomputing Center
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Women’s underrepresentation in science is an unfair situation apparent in different research fields. This article examines the problem of gender bias in the field of Bioinformatics. Through a quantitative study of more than 40K articles, we discovered that even when the difference between women and men representation in academic publications has been slightly reduced in the last years, men still dominate the scientific activity. We also found that publications led by female researchers are less recognized in terms of citations than articles led by male scholars.
CitationSaldivar, J.; Buslón, N.; Rementería, M.J. Exploring gender differences in bioinformatics research. A: . Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 2020, p. 21-22.
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