Gender bias in peer review: studies and reports

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Olga Lukina

Below we've collected a few links to studies on gender bias in peer-review, and discussion of pluses and minuses of `double-blind' review process proposed by some to amend the problem.

http://blog.sciencewomen.com/2008/01/peer-review-and-gender-bias.html

http://advancingwomen.org/files/7/127.pdf

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2008/03/13/2187545.htm

Two of the links above refer to a paper by Budden et al., which have been found to have some methodological problems

http://deepthoughtsandsilliness.blogspot.de/2008/01/gender-differences-n...

and the analysis in this paper was critised in, for example,

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169534708001389

We thank Anna Grybos and Bob O'Hara for providing this information.

We thank Kirsi Peltonen for providing a link to an online test, which allows one to have a glimpse at how subconscious attitudes and stereotypes influence one's decisions

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/