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Gender Bias Distorts Peer Review Across Fields

In many scientific fields, women publish fewer papers than men, are less likely to be listed as first authors and are less likely to receive glowing letters of recommendation from their advisers. These disparities have decreased over time, but they persist. Now, a study finds that some journal editors might be inadvertently taking gender into account when selecting reviewers for papers.

Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

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