Presentation Title

The Gender Makeup of Editorial Boards

Faculty Mentor

Sara Langford

Start Date

18-11-2017 12:30 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 1:30 PM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 18

Session

Poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the gender makeup of women in the editorial boards of academic journals. Previous studies conducted on this topic were examined, and a coding form was created in order to collect data from industrial-organizational psychology journal websites. The coding form will be used to assess the genders of editorial board members from these various journal websites, as well as other relevant variables. We plan to compare the data that we discover for I/O psychology boards to data from other fields that have also reported on the topic. We further hope to compare the data that we find for I/O psychology journal boards to the gender makeup of the entire field of psychology. Our prediction is that the gender makeup of editorial board members in I/O psychology will mirror other fields, with the results showing an under-representation of women in academic journal boards. The findings of this research are important to academia and society as a whole to help shed light on the gender differences in editorial board membership, and further investigate the ever-present gender gap existing in today’s society.

Summary of research results to be presented

The study is currently in it's preliminary stages, but we expect to find a significant under-representation of women in editorial boards of major academic journals.

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Nov 18th, 12:30 PM Nov 18th, 1:30 PM

The Gender Makeup of Editorial Boards

BSC-Ursa Minor 18

This study aimed to investigate the gender makeup of women in the editorial boards of academic journals. Previous studies conducted on this topic were examined, and a coding form was created in order to collect data from industrial-organizational psychology journal websites. The coding form will be used to assess the genders of editorial board members from these various journal websites, as well as other relevant variables. We plan to compare the data that we discover for I/O psychology boards to data from other fields that have also reported on the topic. We further hope to compare the data that we find for I/O psychology journal boards to the gender makeup of the entire field of psychology. Our prediction is that the gender makeup of editorial board members in I/O psychology will mirror other fields, with the results showing an under-representation of women in academic journal boards. The findings of this research are important to academia and society as a whole to help shed light on the gender differences in editorial board membership, and further investigate the ever-present gender gap existing in today’s society.