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]
Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
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 Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Biological Sciences|
|Research Field:||Behavioural Ecology|
|Objective Group:||Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity|
|Objective Field:||Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity|
|UTAS Author:||Cameron, EZ (Professor Elissa Cameron)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||15|
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