Gender in the global research landscape
New method & research by Elsevier
Elsevier’s comprehensive report on research performance through a gender lens, Gender in the Global Research Landscape, spans 20 years, 12 geographies, and 27 disciplines.
This global study draws upon data and analytics, a unique gender disambiguation methodology, and involvement of global experts.
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There is incremental progress towards gender balance in research
Countries & regions
The comparator countries and regions analyzed were where women comprise more than 40% of researchers.
The proportion of scholarly output resulting from international collaboration
Among researchers in the selected comparator countries or regions, women are slightly less likely to collaborate internationally on research papers. Data: 2011-2015.
Spotlight on the US
Slightly higher citation rates...
Although women tend to publish fewer research articles than men, their articles are downloaded and cited at similar rates, and at slightly higher rates in the US.
* Field-Weighted Impact indicators normalize the data to account for different download and citation rates and practices across articles' fields, types, and ages.
Spotlight on Japan
Higher output on average for women in Japan despite strong underrepresentation
In Japan, the number of women in research is relatively low; however their scholarly output tends to be higher than that of the men.
Spotlight on Engineering
Research impact - Field-Weighted Citation Impact* in Engineering (2011-2015)
In half of the comparators, women's output in Engineering has slightly higher citation impact than men's: US, EU, Canada, UK, Japan & Denmark.
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