Analysis has very kindly posted its most-read articles during October 2014. “Most-read rankings are recalculated at the beginning of the month and are based on full-text and pdf views.” I think this is really wonderful information to have since it gives us an idea of what people are reading.
This may be neither here nor there, but I wanted to take note of how many of the top 50 articles that are most read in the last month are by women.
Here’s what I found:
Out of 50 articles, 9 are by women (=18%)
Jennifer Saul (article)
E.G.N Borg (article)
Penelope Mackie (article)
Stephanie Rennick (article)
Carolyn Dicey Jennings* (article)
Laura Schroeter (Book Symposium)
Sarah Richmond (article)
Jessica Wilson (article)
Rani Lil Anjum* (article)
It would be interesting to see how these numbers compare to the total number of articles in Analysis (so far) that are authored by women. Unfortunately, I don’t have these numbers.
Perhaps if we want women’s work to be noticed and cited more often we need to find ways of increasing the amount of most-read articles that are authored by women.
* is a co-author.