Role of Gender in Scholarly Authorship

Datalab Faculty

Jevin West


Jevin West

Project Description

Gender disparities are decreasing overall in academia.  However, we find in this data driven study that the story is a bit more complicated.  Examining more than 8 million academic papers, we find that, in certain fields, women are underrepresented as signle authored papers and that men are over represented in the first and last author positions. You can explore the data for hundreds of fields of science using the following interactive visualization (