manuscript rejection rates

Paul S. Brookes. brookes at uab.edu
Thu Nov 25 15:16:49 EST 1999


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Statistically speaking the best way to test this is to take the number of 
women in science as a % (someone on this list must know) and the number of 
papers by female authors as a %.  If the 2 numbers match up there's no 
discrimination.

However, are you talking about first author or last author?   If this 
problem exists (proof in stat's please, not just hearsay) is it more of a 
problem for young authors if their senior/final author is 
male/female?  What about a young male author with a senior female 
author?  What about people who publish with initials and a surname so as 
not to give away the game (of whom I know plenty, both male and female)?

Regards
PSB


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Dr. Paul S. Brookes.            (brookes at uab.edu)
UAB Department of Pathology,   G004 Volker Hall
1670 University Blvd., Birmingham AL 35294 USA
Tel (001) 205 934 1915     Fax (001) 205 934 1775
http://peir.path.uab.edu/brookes

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<html><div>Statistically speaking the best way to test this is to take
the number of women in science as a % (someone on this list must know)
and the number of papers by female authors as a %.&nbsp; If the 2 numbers
match up there's no discrimination.</div>
<br>
<div>However, are you talking about first author or last
author?&nbsp;&nbsp; If this problem exists (proof in stat's please, not
just hearsay) is it more of a problem for young authors if their
senior/final author is male/female?&nbsp; What about a young male author
with a senior female author?&nbsp; What about people who publish with
initials and a surname so as not to give away the game (of whom I know
plenty, both male and female)?</div>
<br>
<div>Regards</div>
<div>PSB</div>
<br>
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<font color="#000080">_________________________________________<br>
</font><font color="#FF0000"><b>Dr. Paul S.
Brookes.</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
(brookes at uab.edu)<br>
</font><font color="#000080">UAB Department of Pathology,&nbsp;&nbsp;
G004 Volker Hall<br>
1670 University Blvd., Birmingham AL 35294 USA<br>
Tel (001) 205 934 1915&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fax (001) 205 934
1775<br>
<a href="http://peir.path.uab.edu/brookes" eudora="autourl">http://peir.path.uab.edu/brookes</a><br>
<br>
<b>The quality of e-mails can go down as well as up<br>
</font></b></html>

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