Marek Kwiek had a seminar for Science Studies Colloquium in Aarhus University (DK):
“Man-Woman Collaboration and Academic Careers: a Study of 25,000 University Professors”
Link is here: http://scientificelites.org/scistud/
The lecture part of the seminar will be available from YouTube soon!
We examined male-female collaboration practices of all internationally visible (25,000) Polish university professors based on their 160,000 Scopus-indexed publications. We merged a national registry of 100,000 scientists (with full administrative and biographical data) with the Scopus publication database. We examined the propensity to conduct same-sex collaboration across male-dominated, female-dominated, and gender-balanced disciplines. Across all age-groups and all academic positions, the majority of male scientists collaborate solely with men. The majority of female scientists, in contrast, do not collaborate with women at all. The gender homophily principle (i.e. collaborating predominantly with scientists of the same sex) works powerfully for male scientists – but does not seem to work for female scientists. We examined the propensity to engage in same-sex collaboration across several new dimensions. This research goes beyond traditional bibliometric studies of gender-based homophily in research collaboration by combining the data routinely inaccessible to large-scale studies (such as the biological age of all scientists, and the stages of their academic careers) and the data routinely accessible in bibliometric studies, such as journal prestige, academic disciplines, and institutional type. We discuss practical implications of our research for academic careers.