Looking inward at gender issues

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Science  27 Jan 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6323, pp. 329
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam8109

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Optimizing participation of different groups in science, technology, education, and mathematics (STEM) fields requires a better understanding of how any disparities arise. With regard to gender disparities, several aspects have been analyzed—from looking at degrees awarded in STEM fields to career progression to grant support. Scholarly publishing is not immune to gender imbalance in authorship. We sought to learn how Science is doing on this front.