‘Sexist’ peer review causes storm online

‘A postdoctoral researcher has spoken out about her “shock and disbelief” at “sexist”, “sarcastic” and “patronising” comments she received in a manuscript review.

An anonymous peer reviewer suggests that the paper, written by two female researchers, should include at least one male author to make sure that the data were interpreted correctly, and says that only men have the personality necessary to make it to the top jobs in science.

The journal in question said that it regretted the “tone, spirit and content” of the review.’

See the full article by Holly Else in the Times Higher published on the 30th April here – http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/sexist-peer-review-causes-storm-online/2020001.article

Thank you to Wendy Matthews for highlighting this news story!


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