01 Aug 2012

Gender bias in peer review: studies and reports

Written by Olga Lukina


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



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


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


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



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