Where are we on a list that ranks disciplines by percent of women authors? Oh, right, down at the very bottom. Demography has the highest % of women authors in the social sciences/ humanities. Philosophy, the lowest– behind not only economics but even probability/ statistics, and in the most recent period barely different from math proper. Moral philosophy looks better 19.3% but some of the philosophy of science sub-fields are about 5%. It’s worth browsing through the sub-fields. Notably ‘feminist philosophy’ isn’t even listed as a sub-field of philosophy.
“Women as Academic Authors, 1665-2010
Women’s presence in higher education has increased, but as authors of scholarly papers—keys to career success—their publishing patterns differ from those of men. Explore nearly 1,800 fields and subfields, across four centuries, to see which areas have the most female authors and which have the fewest, in this exclusive Chronicle report. See how overall percentages differ from the important first-author position and—in two major bioscience fields—from the prestigious last-author position. See “About these data” for details.
Source: Gender analysis led by Jevin West and Jennifer Jacquet at the University of Washington’s Eigenfactor Project.”
Thanks Jacob Levy.