- Link to the scientific article: Squazzoni F., Bravo G., Grimaldo F., García-Costa D., Farjam M., Mehmani B., Gender gap in journal submissions and peer review during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: A study on 2329 Elsevier journals, Plos One (2021).
Covid-19 has disrupted everyone's life. For scientific researchers, though, it has also been an opportunity. In the last two years, there's been a boom in scientific publications, both medical and non-medical. Especially during the first pandemic wave, when the lockdown forced researchers to work remotely. But was it a possibility for everyone? No. Male scholars submitted many scientific articles, female scholars less so. Yet they haven't failed to contribute their skills and energy to peer-reviewed publications. We talked about this with Flaminio Squazzoni, author of a quasi-experiment on over 2000 Elsevier scientific journals and professor of Sociology at Statale di Milano.
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Interview and editing: Giulia Riva