New Medium, Same Story: Gender Gaps in Book Publishing

Forthcoming, PS: Political Science & Politics

18 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2018 Last revised: 15 Jul 2020

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David J. Samuels

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Political Science

Dawn Teele

University of Pennsylvania

Date Written: July 14, 2020

Abstract

Recent research points to a gender gap in journal article authorship: women are under-represented. Given that publishing a book remains central to many political scientists’ careers, in this paper we explore the extent to which gender publication and citation gaps also exist for books. We find that although the gender publication gap for university press books has narrowed over time, it remains larger than for journal articles. We also find that book authorship patterns do not reflect the shift towards coauthorship observed for journal articles. On the other hand, we find no
gender citation gap for books written by one woman. However, books coauthored by coed teams or teams of women receive far fewer citations than books written by one man or woman or by teams of men.

Suggested Citation

Samuels, David J. and Teele, Dawn, New Medium, Same Story: Gender Gaps in Book Publishing (July 14, 2020). Forthcoming, PS: Political Science & Politics, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3283107 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3283107

David J. Samuels (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Political Science ( email )

Minneapolis, MN 55455-0410
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.polisci.umn.edu/~dsamuels/

Dawn Teele

University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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