Open Science, Communal Culture, and Women’s Participation in the Movement to Improve Science | Mary C. Murphy et al. | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, September, 2020

Based on the network modeling and semantic analysis of 2,926 papers, this article has explored the structure, cultural frames, and women’s participation in the fields of Open Science and reproducibility research, to examine whether these fields incorporate collaborative ideals.

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It is notable that, in the domain of Open Science research, the rate of single-author female participation (29%) is higher than in the field of reproducibility studies (25%), even though both of these subject-matter areas are male dominated (55% and 52% respectively). That, for males, these differences are insignificant suggest the results for multi-author papers that involve male authors in different author-order positions to the same total extent (46%). In contrast, the field of Open Open Science seems to be consistently more inclusive of women-researchers than that of reproducibility, as in the former domain females are mentioned as either first or last paper authors in 20% of cases, whereas in the latter field this is the case for only 15% of papers.