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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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This research looks at the gender trends in publishing IS research, specifically in the eleven high-impact journals, to determine whether women are publishing in the top journals in proportion to their representation in the IS discipline. We base our preliminary findings on a unique data set that includes all publications in the eleven high-impact IS journals from the inception of the journals classified by author. From our preliminary analysis (data collection will be completed by AMCIS 2018), we find that even though the proportion of female authors has increased in the eleven high-impact journals from 1977-2014 and for the twenty year time period 1995-2014, a detailed analysis paints a much different picture. The numbers are inflated by a small number of women who are publishing much more frequently than the general female population of authors in the high-impact journals.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Lack of Female Authorship in the High-Impact IS Journals: Where are the Women?

This research looks at the gender trends in publishing IS research, specifically in the eleven high-impact journals, to determine whether women are publishing in the top journals in proportion to their representation in the IS discipline. We base our preliminary findings on a unique data set that includes all publications in the eleven high-impact IS journals from the inception of the journals classified by author. From our preliminary analysis (data collection will be completed by AMCIS 2018), we find that even though the proportion of female authors has increased in the eleven high-impact journals from 1977-2014 and for the twenty year time period 1995-2014, a detailed analysis paints a much different picture. The numbers are inflated by a small number of women who are publishing much more frequently than the general female population of authors in the high-impact journals.