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Supplementary data: Gender Parity among the Altmetric Top 100 Publications on COVID-19

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posted on 02.11.2020, 15:06 by Morteza Mahmoudi

Supplementary Table 1. Gender Parity among the Altmetric Top 100 Publications on COVID-19

The current enormous gender disparity in the sciences has drawn considerable attention and sparked widespread debate. Working together, researchers, women scientists who have been discriminated against in scientific recognition and promotions, and supportive journalists and legislators are addressing the question, “where are women in the sciences?” by documenting inequities and exploring root causes. To probe the effectiveness of such efforts in addressing the gender discrepancy, in this paper I analyzed the top 100 Altmetric COVID-19 publications to determine differences between first/last authored male and female papers. The outcomes were striking: the efforts in increasing awareness of the current scientific gender discrepancy among some stakeholders (e.g., researchers, bloggers and journalists) were initially effective, as there were no significant gender discrepancy in Altmetrics scores, news coverage, discussions on blogs and social media coverage.

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