Gender Differences in How Scientists Present the Importance of Their Research

Authors Lerchenmueller, Sorenson, and Jena analyze a set of over 6 million research articles in PubMed to determine how the promotion of research findings affects the attention the research receives. The article uses a set of techniques, from multivariable regression to natural language processing, to relate the positive framing of otherwise comparable research findings to differences in downstream citations. The work is published in the BMJ.  An open education contribution summarizes the findings in the New York Times  and additional analyses with a focus on career trajectories appears in the Harvard Business Review: