Abstract # 172:

Scheduled for Sunday, September 14, 2014 07:00 PM-09:00 PM: Session 22 (Decatur B) Poster Presentation


ASSESSING INTERNATIONAL GENDER DIFFERENCES IN PRIMATOLOGICAL JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

J. P. Jefferson1, T. Boussina2 and L. A. Isbell1,2
1Animal Behavior Graduate Group, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA, 2Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
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Primatology is an international field heavily represented by women, but does this participation vary regionally? To examine gender contributions on a regional level, we collected data on gender of first, collaborating, and senior authors, and affiliated institution/country of the first author from original, review, and short communication publications in the International Journal of Primatology (hereafter IJP; 2009-2014; N=375) and Primates (2005-2013; N=346). Journals were chosen based on their international nature and extend previous investigations done on AJP and AJPA. Chi-square goodness-of-fit tests were performed to evaluate involvement by gender. ANOVAs were used to analyze total proportions of male and female collaborators per article with multiple authors. We did not find a gender difference in numbers of publications of first authors in IJP, but we found significantly more articles written by men in Primates. Analyses of both journals by region demonstrated higher publication records by males affiliated with Asian institutions, but male preponderance was not found elsewhere. The journals differed in the gender composition of collaborating authors. Whereas in IJP both genders collaborated significantly more with men, in Primates, only male first-authors have significantly more male collaborators. Also, female first-authors collaborated significantly more with women than did male first-authors. Finally, in publications with multiple authors, all first-authors published significantly more often with a male than female senior-author in both journals. We discuss possible explanations for regional differences.