An Examination of Gender Differences in the American Fisheries Society Peer-Review Process

Title:
An Examination of Gender Differences in the American Fisheries Society Peer-Review Process
Authors:
Handley, Grace; Frantz, Cynthia M. ( 0000-0001-9303-3052 ) ; Kocovsky, Patrick M.; DeVries, Dennis R.; Cooke, Steven J.; Claussen, Julie
Abstract:
This study investigated the possibility of gender differences in outcomes throughout the peer review process of American Fisheries Society (AFS) journals. For each manuscript submitted to four AFS journals between January 2003 and December 2010, we collated information regarding the gender and nationality of authors, gender of associate editor, gender of reviewers, reviewer recommendations, associate editor’s decision, and publication status of the manuscript. We used hierarchical linear modeling to test for differences in manuscript decision outcomes associated with author, reviewer, and associate editor gender. Gender differences were present at some but not every stage of the review process and were not equal among the four journals. Although there was a small gender difference in decision outcomes, we found no evidence of bias in editors’ and reviewers’ recommendations. Our results support the conclusion that the current singleblind review system does not result in bias against female authors within AFS journals.
Citation:
Handley, Grace, Cynthia M. Frantz, Patrick M. Kocovsky, Dennis R. DeVries, Steven J. Cooke, and Julie Claussen. 2015. "An Examination of Gender Differences in the American Fisheries Society Peer-Review Process." Fisheries 40(9): 442-451.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis; American Fisheries Society
DATE ISSUED:
2015-09-09
Department:
Psychology
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1080/03632415.2015.1059824
Additional Links:
http://news.fisheries.org/an-examination-of-gender-differences-in-the-american-fisheries-society-peer-review-process/
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/582441

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHandley, Graceen
dc.contributor.authorFrantz, Cynthia M.en
dc.contributor.authorKocovsky, Patrick M.en
dc.contributor.authorDeVries, Dennis R.en
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Steven J.en
dc.contributor.authorClaussen, Julieen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-20T13:35:08Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-20T13:35:08Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09-09en
dc.identifier.citationHandley, Grace, Cynthia M. Frantz, Patrick M. Kocovsky, Dennis R. DeVries, Steven J. Cooke, and Julie Claussen. 2015. "An Examination of Gender Differences in the American Fisheries Society Peer-Review Process." Fisheries 40(9): 442-451.en
dc.identifier.issn0363-2415en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/582441en
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the possibility of gender differences in outcomes throughout the peer review process of American Fisheries Society (AFS) journals. For each manuscript submitted to four AFS journals between January 2003 and December 2010, we collated information regarding the gender and nationality of authors, gender of associate editor, gender of reviewers, reviewer recommendations, associate editor’s decision, and publication status of the manuscript. We used hierarchical linear modeling to test for differences in manuscript decision outcomes associated with author, reviewer, and associate editor gender. Gender differences were present at some but not every stage of the review process and were not equal among the four journals. Although there was a small gender difference in decision outcomes, we found no evidence of bias in editors’ and reviewers’ recommendations. Our results support the conclusion that the current singleblind review system does not result in bias against female authors within AFS journals.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis; American Fisheries Societyen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03632415.2015.1059824en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://news.fisheries.org/an-examination-of-gender-differences-in-the-american-fisheries-society-peer-review-process/en
dc.subject.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.titleAn Examination of Gender Differences in the American Fisheries Society Peer-Review Processen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalFisheriesen
dc.subject.keywordDouble-blinden_US
dc.subject.keywordSingle-blinden_US
dc.subject.keywordBiasen_US
dc.subject.keywordPerceptionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordAuthorshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordDiversityen_US
dc.subject.keywordJournalsen_US
dc.subject.keywordWomenen_US
dc.identifier.volume40en_US
dc.identifier.issue9en_US
dc.identifier.startpage442en_US
All Items in The Five Colleges of Ohio Digital Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.