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Who creates the “common market”? The gendered practices of knowledge production in a “European studies” journal

Haastrup, Toni, Milner, Richard, Whitman, Richard G. (2022) Who creates the “common market”? The gendered practices of knowledge production in a “European studies” journal. European Political Science, . ISSN 1680-4333. (doi:10.1057/s41304-021-00355-5) (KAR id:93049)


Publishing has a variety of functions for academics. The most significant of these is linked to esteem and career success. Beyond this, however, publishing in academic journals also plays a significant knowledge production role; consequently, who is represented in journal publishing is also about who knows and is contributing to productive knowledge in different fields. In this article, we draw on the gender dis- tribution in publishing from the journal’s inception in 1962 until 2021, for reviewing (2015–2020) and for submissions ratios since 2017 in JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. While we identify a gender gap in publishing and a persistent one in submissions, we also highlight the ways in which this gap has impacted knowledge production and reinforced disciplinary boundaries. Over time, we also find notable changes in review participation with more women being invited to review and more likely to accept invitations to review. Because these findings are consistent with the general trends in Political Science and International Relations journals, we conclude this assessment with a reflection on what strategies have paid off to decrease existing gaps and meet some of the ongoing challenges.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/s41304-021-00355-5
Uncontrolled keywords: European integration · Gender gap · Gendered knowledge production · JCMS · Knowledge hierarchies
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Richard Whitman
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2022 09:21 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2023 00:00 UTC
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