Papers authored by women receive fewer citations than do papers by men, even controlling for tenure status, institution, and journal. Fewer citations to female- authored papers could be due to gender differences in self- citations (when an author cites his or her own previously published work). Research analyzing approximately 3000 publications in the international relations literature from 1986-2000 shows men cite their own papers more than one and a half times as often as women.Source: Eigenfactor.org is an academic research project co-founded by Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom and sponsored by the Bergstrom Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington.
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