Gender differences in the research productivity of natural and social scientists

Prpić, Katarina and Šuljok, Adrijana and Petrović, Nikola (2009) Gender differences in the research productivity of natural and social scientists. In: Women in science and technology. Institut za društvena istraživanja, Zagreb, pp. 109-138. ISBN 978-953-6218-41-7

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The authors of the study present bibliometric research of WoS-indexed productivity from 1996 to 2005 of all Croatian natural and social scientists who hold a doctorate. Gender differences are significant in the natural sciences, as opposed to the social sciences (which show much smaller WoS production and visibility). When a minimal set of productivity predictors was used, there was no significant impact of gender on publications and citations in the social sciences, and a significant but small impact in the natural fields. In the latter area, the influence of gender disappears when the number of publications is added to the predictors of citations. Consequently, women’ s publications, whether in the natural or the social sciences, do not have lesser international visibility than men’ s, which - in line with some other studies – indicates women’ s scientific achievement since they, according to numerous empirical studies, do not have the same professional advantages as men.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Language: English. Second publisher: Sociology of Science and Technology Network of the European Sociological Association.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender differences, research productivity, publications, citations, natural scientists, social scientists
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Karolina Vranješ
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 13:32
Last Modified: 11 May 2015 13:32

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