In Published Work, Male Scientists Sing Their Own Praises More

From The Wall Street Journal authored by Sumathi Reddy:

“Citations are often used in hiring and promotion decisions. The effect was most pronounced in a subset of 60,000 of the most prestigious medical journals, which include those with the largest readership and that are cited by scientists most often. For these journals, men were 21% more likely to use stronger, more positive language than women, which the researchers think played a role in 13% more citations.”

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