Under-represented, cautious, and modest: the gender gap at European Union Politics

Faculty/Professorship: Governance of Complex and Innovative Technological Systems  
Author(s): Bettecken, Julia  ; Klöckner, Ann-Cathrin; Kurch, Charlotte; Schneider, Gerald
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 14
Source/Other editions: European political science : EPS. (2023), Published: 04 February 2022. - ISSN: 1682-0983
is version of: 10.1057/s41304-021-00354-6
Year of first publication: 2022
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-531556
The gender gap pervades many core aspects of political science. This article reports that females continue to be under-represented as authors and reviewers in European Union Politics and that these differences have only diminished slightly since the second half of the 2000s. We also report that females use more cautious and modest language in their correspondence with the editorial office, but do not find evidence that this under-studied aspect of the gender gap affects the outcome of the reviewing process. The authors discuss some measures European Union Politics and other journals might take to address the imbalance.
GND Keywords: Politische Wissenschaft; Europaforschung; Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift; Peer Review; Geschlechtsunterschied
Keywords: Gender gap, Peer review, Publication, Communication, Language
DDC Classification: 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology  
RVK Classification: MS 3020   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/53155
Release Date: 7. April 2022

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