The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Gender and authorship in The Indexer, 1958–2007

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2009), 27, (4), 164–168.

Abstract

In this study Catherine Sassen explores the gender distribution of authors who contributed to volumes 1–25 of The Indexer, in other words the first 50 years of publication. In the first decade of the journal’s history, women authors constituted only 10.53 percent of all authors. Their participation grew to 67.91 percent in 1998–2007. The contributions of women authors increased in all areas studied, including editorials, reviews, articles, and letters to the editor.

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Vickers, J., Anderson, M. D., Humez, N. D., Gibson, J., Potparic, O., Jones, O. and Lavell, C. (1988) How I became an indexer. Indexer 16(2), 117–22. How I became an indexer Indexer 16 117 22 Google Scholar

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Wilson, D. S. (1998) Patterns in publishing in three North American herpetological journals: gender biases. Herpetologica 54(suppl.), S35–S42. Patterns in publishing in three North American herpetological journals: gender biases Herpetologica 54 S35 S42 Google Scholar

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Bell, H. K. (2009) Email to the author, 1 June. Email to the author, 1 June Google Scholar

Breuning, M. and Sanders, K. (2007) Gender and journal authorship in eight prestigious political science journals. PS, Political Science & Politics 40(2), 34–51. Gender and journal authorship in eight prestigious political science journals PS, Political Science & Politics 40 34 51 Google Scholar

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (1978) Complaint against the BBC by Mrs E. Wallis, BBC Complaints Commission. Indexer 11(2), 110–11. Google Scholar

Buttlar, L. (1991) Analyzing the library periodical literature: content and authorship. College and Research Libraries 52(1), 38–53. Analyzing the library periodical literature: content and authorship College and Research Libraries 52 38 53 Google Scholar

Firman, S. (1988). Indexing, women in, from Women in Publishing. Quoted in H. K. Bell (1989) She who must be an indexer. Indexer 16(3), 192. Indexing, women in, from Women in Publishing Indexer 16 192 Google Scholar

MacGlashan, M. (2008) The Indexer: past, present and future. Indexer 26(3), 99–105. The Indexer: past, present and future Indexer 26 99 105 Google Scholar

Membership (1958) Membership of the Society at 31 January 1958. Indexer 1(1), 26–8. Google Scholar

Nisonger, T. E. (1996) Authorship in library acquisitions: practice & theory. Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory 20(4), 395–419. Authorship in library acquisitions: practice & theory Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory 20 395 419 Google Scholar

Olsgaard, J. N. and Olsgaard, J. K. (1980) Authorship in five library periodicals. College and Research Libraries 41(1), 49–53. Authorship in five library periodicals College and Research Libraries 41 49 53 Google Scholar

Pascall, G. (2003) United Kingdom. In The Greenwood encyclopedia of women’s issues worldwide: Europe, ed. L. Walter. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. United Kingdom The Greenwood encyclopedia of women’s issues worldwide: Europe Google Scholar

Robertson, C. (1983) D-day. Indexer 13(3), 196–7. D-day Indexer 13 196 7 Google Scholar

Shuttleworth, C. (2009) Email to the author, 3 June. Email to the author, 3 June Google Scholar

Society information (1958) Indexer 1(1), 21. Google Scholar

Vickers, J., Anderson, M. D., Humez, N. D., Gibson, J., Potparic, O., Jones, O. and Lavell, C. (1988) How I became an indexer. Indexer 16(2), 117–22. How I became an indexer Indexer 16 117 22 Google Scholar

Wallis, E. (2007) Some founding members. Indexer 25(4), 229–30. Some founding members Indexer 25 229 30 Google Scholar

Wilson, D. S. (1998) Patterns in publishing in three North American herpetological journals: gender biases. Herpetologica 54(suppl.), S35–S42. Patterns in publishing in three North American herpetological journals: gender biases Herpetologica 54 S35 S42 Google Scholar

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Catherine, Sassen