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The wordcloud of names of the authors of the published articles in top-5 journals between 2005 and 2020.

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The wordcloud of surnames of the authors of the published articles in econ top-5 journals between 2005 and 2020. pic.twitter.com/zqmABoqh99
 
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Dr. Suess noticing this phenomenon in 1953. What a visionary pic.twitter.com/eIbtECGaBd
 
 
Uggghhh this is what we鈥檙e up against
 
 
 
This is for economics, but someone do History next.
 
If you want a better shot at being published in the best journals, you need to change your name to something a man in the bible might have been called apparently.
 
Why didn't my parents name me David? Seriously though, its terrible to not see more females names (Jean could be female, but that could also be male as well) in this word cloud of top author names in the top 5 journals. Another data point for inequality in academia.
 
#EconTwitter ->

it鈥檚 revealing how many dudes want to 鈥渘ormalize鈥 this visualization by some other list of names鈥

When will the profession accept that the lack of representation by race, ethnicity, or gender is indefensible?!?

#RepresentationMatters
 
馃 I wish this was the cloud of 1955..
 
 
What do you see? What do you think? What do you wonder?
 
 
This is simply incredible 鈥 the first names of authors in the top five journals. Hardly a woman in sight.
 
There's something missing from this word cloud but I just can't quite put my finger on it... 馃し鈥嶁檧锔
 
讜讗诐 注讜砖讬诐 讝讜诐 讗讗讜讟, 讗驻砖专 诇专讗讜转 砖讻诇 讛注谞谉 讛讝讛 谞诪爪讗 讘转讜讱 讛讞讜专 砖诇 讛-o 砖诇 Daron
 
 
 
Intersectionality means seeing here not only the lack of female names but also of BIPOC names and names from the global south: where are the Spanish and Chinese names (the languages with more speakers in the planet), where the Arabic, African and Asian?
 
 
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Shout out to Nicola. You go, girl!
 
 
 
Word clouds of first names of 975 scientists with subfield1 "Business & Management" (left) & 759 with subfield1 "Social Psychology" (right) in Ioannidis et al.'s database of standardized citation indicators (career-long impact of 100,000 top scientists)

elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchx鈥 pic.twitter.com/PuhpyGSuQO
 
 
 
 
Just. Wow. Nothing like seeing the results of entrenched patriarchal structural and cultural barriers to women writ large.
 
Oh, this is so sad that I wouldn鈥檛 know where to start 馃槩鈽癸笍
 
Male authors I presume...
 
In reply to @DavidUbilava
Please post a higher quality image so people whose names are teeny tiny can find ourselves and have one last moment of glory.
 
Hmmm, not the most diverse
 
Astonishing, frightening, wrong.
 
Yeah, nothing wrong with academia or the prestige-based publication system. Keep on doing what you do.
 
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This is so sad. I knew it was bad but this really shows how bad.
 
Says a lot 鈥 way too much about the status of a lot of great economist I know - hard for them to get the recognition for the work they do, let alone make it through the door. Now how many of these published articles focused on systemic bias.
 
 
Hypothesis: Academia is a meritocracy.

Here is your data set. Work on this in small groups for 5 minutes and then we'll come back together to discuss your insights. Go!
 
 
In reply to @DavidUbilava
I once read that there are more CEOs named John than female CEOs of any name. Overdue to diversify.
 
Door die tweede B zat een wetenschappelijke carri猫re er niet in 馃ゲ
 
Hmm鈥 it seems the New Testament is well represented
 
Males and males and males...
 
as a Matthew David hahaha
 
Wow. Where are the female researchers? Where is the diversity?
 
In reply to @DavidUbilava
Great to lift the spirit for the start of the weekend 馃槕
 
'Top-5' economics journals here (OP didn't make the distinction clear).

Anyone done similar for top-x* science journals?

[*defined however you like - apparently 'top-5' is a recognized Thing in economics].
 
Men and white, anyone being surprised?
 
 
A near perfect representation of, consistently, the worst tweets in my mentions tab
 
馃憞馃憞馃憞the sad reality of academic publishing.
 
In reply to @DavidUbilava
Men, men, men. All men.
 
No more David鈥檚 sorry you鈥檝e had your time
 
 
Two things, assuming this is accurate:
1) I knew the white male bias in scientific publishing was bad. I knew it was really, really bad, and this still floors me.
2) Absolutely perfect data visualization. I've never seen a better use case for a wordcloud.
 
 
 
This is insane. Almost only Anglo-Saxon males, most of them probably white, too.
 
Acad茅micos: Deber铆an abolir las cuotas de g茅nero en institutos de investigaci贸n. Todo deber铆a ser por meritocracia.

Also los acad茅micos:
 
 
 
 
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"Emmanuel" is way higher than I would have expected.
 
 
To all journal directors. Working on biases might be your true priority. Publishing women might be one as well.
 
And 鈥渢hey鈥 will tell you: 鈥渢he problem is that women don't advocate adequately鈥 or 鈥渨omen don鈥檛 prioritize writing enough鈥

No, Sir. The problem of #WomenInSTEM is NOT women.
 
 
 
 
 
Diversity in academia鈥
 
 
 
In reply to @DavidUbilava
Holy s*#!, can you tell me where this came from/more info about the data used for it? This is mind blowing and obvious at the same time
 
Yes, there is a scarcity of traditionally female names (to state the obvious). But don鈥檛 be so quick to jump to assumptions 鈥 some of these male-named folk may indeed identify as women.
 
Name cloud of top economics journals. Stunning!
 
 
In reply to @DavidUbilava
I wonder what they have in common 馃
 
In reply to @DavidUbilava
We cannot find names of women 馃槒
 
 
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Highly representative. I can see names of all genders and ethnic backgrounds!
 
 
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No, Milton? Surprised.
 
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In reply to @DavidUbilava
Genuine question: How would one know if only initials are used in place of first names?
 
In reply to @DavidUbilava
Much more work to dig into, but... I'd love to know how many of those top names represent a certain type of "market economist". (They seem to be largely over-represented in television and newspapers.)
 
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