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Peer Reviewer says "Get some males to check study"

Today a friend shared this article about a peer review two female researchers got on their study about gender differences in the Ph.D.-to-postdoc transition. This article has more information. But, basically in a peer review for a journal, the reviewer both wrote

“It would probably … be beneficial to find one or two male biologists to work with (or at least obtain internal peer review from, but better yet as active co-authors)” to prevent the manuscript from “drifting too far away from empirical evidence into ideologically biased assumptions,”



“Perhaps it is not so surprising that on average male doctoral students co-author one more paper than female doctoral students, just as, on average, male doctoral students can probably run a mile a bit faster than female doctoral students,”


That explains why I’ve never gotten around to getting my thesis published...I’m not a very fast runner.

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