Double-blind reviewing at EvoLang 11 reveals gender bias

Sean Roberts, Tessa Verhoef

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The impact of introducing double-blind reviewing in the most recent Evolution of Language conference is assessed. The ranking of papers is compared between EvoLang 11 (double-blind review) and EvoLang 9 and 10 (single-blind review). Main effects were found for first author gender by conference. The results mirror some findings in the literature on the effects of double-blind review, suggesting that it helps reduce a bias against female authors.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberlzw009
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Language Evolution
Issue number2
Early online date26 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


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