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Women are less likely than their male counterparts to be recognized for their scientific contributions on patents and papers, according to a new study led by researchers at Ohio State University, who suggested that such disparity would allow women to be more involved in science. Can cause difficulties in attracting and retaining in the area. Senior Female Scientist.

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Women were about 60% less likely than men to be named on patents associated with their projects, according to Nature The study, which analyzed data from more than 128,000 people working on more than 9,000 research teams, including faculty members, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, research staff and graduates.

According to study co-author and postdoctoral researcher in economics at Ohio State, Enrico Burks, men were 13% more likely than women to be named as an author in scientific articles, a difference that is “persistent” strong”. university.

Women were less likely to receive credit for their work at every level, and more specifically, the more junior level: 15 out of 100 female graduate students compared to 21 out of 100 male graduate students as an author on a document. was designated as.

Women were less likely to be cited as authors of what scientists call “high-impact articles,” a finding study co-author and Ohio State economics professor Bruce Weinberg called “a great source of concern.”