Gender Research in Political Science Journals: A Data Set
By caroline barnet, princeton university, Michael Fitz Gerald, Rutgers University, Katie Krumbholz, Rutgers University and Manika Lamba, Delhi University
Research on gender and politics is increasingly integrated into political science. To document this process, we introduce a comprehensive dataset of articles published in 37 political science journals up to 2019 that can be considered research on “gender and politics”. While recent related literature has explored the descriptive representation of women in political science by examining authorship and citation patterns, we argue that identifying publications with a strong gender and political focus not only illuminates trends, but can also contribute to broader conversations about substantive representation and methodology. diversity in the discipline. This article highlights the theoretical challenges of identifying gender and policy research and analyzes broad trends in substantive gender representation in journals over time. This dataset is useful for researchers interested in the evolution of salient topics in gender and politics research and citation patterns.