Female scholars need to achieve more for equal public recognition

  title={Female scholars need to achieve more for equal public recognition},
  author={Menno H. Schellekens and Floris Holstege and Taha Yasseri},
Different kinds of "gender gap" have been reported in different walks of the scientific life, almost always favouring male scientists over females. In this work, for the first time, we present a large-scale empirical analysis to ask whether female scientists with the same level of scientific accomplishment are as likely as males to be recognised. We particularly focus on Wikipedia, the open online encyclopedia that its open nature allows us to have a proxy of community recognition. We calculate… CONTINUE READING
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