Authors:Ángel Borrego, Maite Barrios, Anna Villarroya and Candela Ollé
This paper analyses the scientific output and impact of 731 Ph.D. holders who were awarded their doctorate at Spanish universities
between 1990 and 2002. The aim was to identify any differences in the amount of scientific output and the impact of publications,
in terms of citations, according to gender. The analysis revealed no significant differences in the amount of scientific output
between males and females. However, the proportion of female Ph.D. holders with no postdoctoral output was significantly higher
than that of their male counterparts, and the median number of papers published after Ph.D. completion was also lower among
women. As regards pre- and postdoctoral research, the data showed that early scientific output may be a good predictor of
subsequent productivity in both gender groups. The results also indicated that articles by female Ph.D. holders were cited
significantly more often, even when self-citations were excluded.
Authors:Maite Barrios, Angel Borrego, Andreu Vilaginés, Candela Ollé and Marta Somoza
The psychology of tourism is a new, multidisciplinary research field. However, no systematic analyses of the scientific production
in this field have been carried out to date. This study presents a bibliometric analysis of the area of psychology of tourism
between 1990 and 2005. The evolution of scientific production during this period, Price’s, Lotka’s and Bradford’s laws and
citation patterns were studied. The results show a significant growth in the literature on the subject, as well as an increase
in coauthorship and institutional collaboration. Bibliometric laws and empiric regularities observed in other disciplines
are also present in this new research field.
Authors:Anna Villarroya, Maite Barrios, Angel Borrego and Amparo Frías
In this study we analyse gender equality in the preparation, supervision and defence of PhD theses in Spain in the period
The results indicate a tendency towards greater equality in the number of men and women successfully completing doctoral studies.
However, the gender imbalance among thesis supervisors and on thesis assessment boards is more apparent, with a predominance
of male academics. Moreover, the gender of the PhD student is clearly related to the gender of the supervisor, and both are
related to the gender of the members of the assessment boards of PhD theses in Spain.