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Is publication rate an equal opportunity metric?


Cameron, EZ and Gray, ME and White, AM, Is publication rate an equal opportunity metric?, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28, (1) pp. 7-8. ISSN 0169-5347 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tree.2012.10.014


Publication quantity is frequently used as a ranking metric for employment, promotion, and grant success, and is considered an unbiased metric for comparing applicants. However, research suggests that women publish fewer papers, such that the measure may not be equitable. We suggest reasons for the disparity, and potential future remedies. Publication quality and impact provide more equitable metrics of research performance and should be stressed above publication quantity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:research metrics
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Behavioural ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Cameron, EZ (Professor Elissa Cameron)
ID Code:84067
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:26
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2013-04-16
Last Modified:2017-12-07

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