Special Topics: Discovering Gender Discrimination in Project Funding

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The special topic calls for papers on Discovering Gender Discrimination in Project Funding and such papers will appear in Studies in Sociology of Science as a special column.

Affiliated research area: Gender Discrimination, Data Mining, Classification


Social discrimination, and in particular gender discrimination, can be hidden in many situations. In the academic world, the processes that can be suspected of hiding discriminatory practices are hiring and promoting, paper rejection/acceptance in conferences and journals, and project funding. As for the last issue, a few studies from social sciences have provided no evidence of discrimination in grant awarding between male and female applicants. However, such studies look for global differences in success, without considering the possibility that discrimination is not simply bound to the gender attribute in isolation. Instead, gender discrimination may pop up in specific contexts, or even in narrow niches. The discovery of such contexts is, on the contrary, one of the features of methodologies based on knowledge discovery.


In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Discovering Gender Discrimination in Project Funding for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Discovering Gender Discrimination in Project Funding” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Discovering Gender Discrimination in Project Funding.


Related Conferences:

2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Mining Workshops


Related Journals (Special issue):

Studies in Sociology of Science, ISSN 1923-0176 [Print], ISSN 1923-0184 [Online]. http://cscanada.net/index.php/sss/index


Related Articles:

Discovering Gender Discrimination in Project Funding ISBN: 978-1-4673-5164-5