Is Collaborative Research Hurting Your Career?
Date: June 09, 2016
The New York Times recently published an article, “When Teamwork Doesn’t Work for Women,” which highlights the difficulty women face in receiving the same amount of credit for research in male-dominated fields of research, such as bone and mineral research science. The article uses the field of economics to stress the obstacles women face when working with teams of male colleagues. It states, “when an economist writes a paper on her own, there is no question about who deserves the credit. The career benefit from publishing a solo paper is about the same for women as it is for men. But unlike women, men also get just as much credit for collaborative research. Unfortunately for women, research done with a co-author counts far less. When women write with co-authors, the benefit to their career prospects is much less than half that according to men.” The ASBMR Women in Bone and Mineral Research Committee wants to hear from you! Have you experienced this divide in the bone field? Read the full article and let us know your thoughts by posting on our ASBMR Community Page or LinkedIn group.