Gender and authorship in The Indexer, 1958-2007

Sassen, Catherine
December 2009
Indexer;Dec2009, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p164
Academic Journal
Conference Paper
In this study Catherine Sassen explores the gender distribution of authors who contributed to volumes 1-25 of The Indexer, in other words the first 50 years of publication. In the first decade of the journal's history, women authors constituted only 10.53 percent of all authors. Their participation grew to 67.91 percent in 1998-2007. The contributions of women authors increased in all areas studied, including editorials, reviews, articles, and letters to the editor.


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