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
Title of the Journal: European political science : EPS
ISSN: 1680-4333
Corporate Body: European Consortium for Political Research
Publisher Information: Colchester, Essex
Year of publication: 2022
Issue: Published: 04 February 2022
Pages: 14
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1057/s41304-021-00354-6
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/53495
Release Date: 7. April 2022