The Gender Gap in Early Career Transitions in the Life Sciences

Research Policy (2018):

A large portion of the gender gap in the life sciences emerges between the post-doctoral and associate professor levels. Women transition to principal investigator at about a 20% lower rate than men. Gender differences in publication records can explain about 60% of this lower rate. The remaining differential stems from women receiving less credit for their citations.

Altmetric attention score: Within the top 15 of over 1,600 tracked Research Policy articles.

Leave a Reply