Male Presence in Gender Research Networks in the Communication Field in Spain

Francisco Javier Caro González, Virginia Guarinos

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to learn about the scientific productivity and collaboration of authors who have published papers on gender in Spanish communication journals by paying special attention to the role played by men. The citation network was analysed in order to identify the researchers network and the participation of men therein. The hypotesis put forward is that men have a secondary role in scientific communities that research gender in the communication field. Methodologies from the analysis of social network were applied. The information extracted was analysed using Ucinet software. It was confirmed that men have a marginal role in the network and that women tend to cite other women in their publications

Keywords


gender; citations; social networks; bibliometric; invisible colleges; research in Communication

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17583/mcs.2017.2452

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MSC - Masculinities and social change | ISSN: 2014-3605

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