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:: year 7, Issue 2 (11-2020) ::
CJS 2020, 7(2): 45-53 Back to browse issues page
Analyzing the status of women authors in scientific papers (Case Study: Geography and Planning Journals)
Arman Bahari * , Behnoosh Moody
Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Industry and Mining, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran , arman_bahari@eng.usb.ac.ir
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Background and aim: Despite the increasing share of educated women over time, women still play a lesser role in academic and leadership status, receiving honorary awards and academic advancement. Since compiling academic articles is considered as one of the most significant factors of success in academic careers; therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate gender cooperation pattern among the authors of articles in Journals of Geography and Urban Planning, Geography and Development, and Natural Environment Hazards until 2019.
Materials and methods: In the present applied and descriptive study, the statistical population included all indexed articles and information of authors in the Journals of Geography in Sistan and Baluchestan University. For this purpose, some factors such as the number of articles published in quarterly journals, number of authors, number of female authors as well as gender of first authors and corresponding authors were analyzed using independent t-test in SPSS and Excel.
Findings: In reviewing the articles, 37.5% of the articles were written by three authors, indicating the authors' tendency to collaborate in this field. Moreover, the main hypotheses of the study stating no difference in the gender of the first and corresponding authors were rejected. The findings indicated that women had a small share in the status of writing articles in these quarterly journals and women attended as the first and corresponding authors only in 15.5% and 14.4% of the articles.
Conclusion: Although women's participation in the articles published in the quarterly journals has increased during the recent years, their absence still remains in the main status of the articles and they have a very small share in the main status of authors of the articles (first author and corresponding author).
Keywords: Authorship, Women, Geography journals, Scientific publications
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Scientometrics
Received: 2020/08/24 | Revised: 2021/04/19 | Accepted: 2021/02/20 | ePublished: 2021/02/28
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Bahari A, Moody B. Analyzing the status of women authors in scientific papers (Case Study: Geography and Planning Journals). CJS 2020; 7 (2) :45-53
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