Nature magazine against unconscious gender biases

11/24/2012

Nature has assessed the percentage of women among their referees, profiled researchers and externally written Comment and World View articles and found it very low.

Although acknowledging that there must be a number of external factors contributing (such as low percentage of women working in science), Nature believes that some of this situation may be due to unconscious biases

The magazine is introducing an internal action aimed at overcoming the effect of a possible unconcious bias.

Read the paper here or find a summary here.

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