bias in peer review?

S L Forsburg forsburg at nospamsalk.edu
Mon Jun 2 16:04:48 EST 1997


Check out the latest Nature (23 May 97 issue).  There's a commentary
called "nepotism and sexism in peer review"  about a study done in
 Sweden on peer review for postdoc fellowships, which suggests
that women candidates must be substantially better than the men to
 get an equivalent rating.  

What's sad of course is that Sweden is supposed to be enlightened
about equality between men and women; if they see evidence for 
gender bias there, what's it like elsewhere?

-- susan
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