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Lack of diversity in science – EurekAlert

Most publications in leading scientific journals are by male authors from English-speaking countries. This changes only slowly, according to a recent study on diversity…

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The study examined the gender and affiliations of 1051 top-authors, those scientists with the most publications in 13 leading ecology and conservation journals. The results show that women and the Global South are barely represented on this list. “The overall list of top authors included only 11% women, while 75% of the articles were related to just five countries in the Global North,” says Bea Maas, lead author from the University of Vienna. “This massive imbalance in scientific authorship is extremely…

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