B – Gender differences in research collaboration

Abramo G, D’Angelo CA, Murgia G. Gender differences in research collaboration. Journal of Informetrics 2013;7(4):811-822
(doi: 10.1016/j.joi.2013.07.002)

The issue of gender aspects in research collaborations has been treated in a marginal manner. In this article the authors apply an innovative bibliometric approach, that is the measurement of gender differences in the propensity to collaborate by fields, disciplines and forms of collaboration: intramural, extramural domestic and international. The analysis of the scientific production of Italian academics shows that women researchers register a greater capacity to collaborate in all the forms analyzed, with the exception of international collaboration, where there is still a gap in comparison to male colleagues.