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Male scholars are assessed more highly by journal editors if it is revealed they work at a top-ranked university

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Image:  Male academics are assessed more highly by journal editors if it is revealed they work at a top-ranked university, but the same bias does not materialize for female scholars, according to a new study. To explore the effect of institutional bias on peer-review decisions, researchers asked editors from the world’s leading economics journals to evaluate a handful of abstracts to guess whether...

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