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ERIC Number: ED417456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 15
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Women in the 90's: Are They Publishing or Perishing in the NCA Journals?
Pledger, Linda M.; Standerfer, Christina
A study focused primarily on determining whether women and men are being published at equal rates in the leading journals of the National Communication Association (NCA). The study also examined whether: females publish more in a particular area or journal; mixed-sex collaboration is as prevalent as same-sex collaboration; female scholars produce as many "lead articles" as males scholars; and female and male scholars differ in their choice of research topics or issues. Another question was whether males or females were listed first in mixed-collaboration articles. Tables of contents and abstracts from six leading national journals published between 1990 and 1997 were examined. Results indicated that women are making headway in the major NCA journals for overall publication rates. In two of the six journals, females are equal to males. Collaboration rates showed that the lead-authorship in mixed-sex collaboration was split between males and females. Same-sex collaboration examination showed that males collaborated with each other more than with females. Three times as many females as males wrote on interpersonal issues. Findings also suggest that female scholars may be more interested than males in the relationship between theory and praxis rather than in metatheoretical discourse or argument. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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