Under-represented, cautious, and modest : the gender gap at European Union Politics
2022-09, Bettecken, Julia, Klöckner, Ann-Cathrin, Kurch, Charlotte, Schneider, Gerald
The gender gap pervades many core aspects of political science. This article reports that females continue to be under-represented as authors and reviewers in European Union Politics and that these differences have only diminished slightly since the second half of the 2000s. We also report that females use more cautious and modest language in their correspondence with the editorial office, but do not find evidence that this under-studied aspect of the gender gap affects the outcome of the reviewing process. The authors discuss some measures European Union Politics and other journals might take to address the imbalance.