• Camila dos Santos de Barros Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Nuria Pistón 1Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Biologia, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia, Av. Carlos Chagas Filho, 373, Cidade Universitária, CEP 21941-590, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
  • Ana Cláudia Delciellos Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcântara Gomes, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia e Evolução, Rua São Francisco Xavier, nº 524, Maracanã, CEP 20550-900, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Melina de Souza Leite Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Ecologia, Rua do Matão 321, Travessa 14, São Paulo, SP CEP 05508-090, Brazil



gender bias, sex bias, minority representation, ecology journals


Following recent evidence on gender bias at the publishing process in sciences, we present here a view on Oecologia Australis section editors, reviewers, and authors gender      ratios to understand the patterns in this journal, improving the data assessment and discussions on this topic. We found that women section editors tended to accept more women than men first-authored manuscripts. There was also a slight tendency of men editors to invite proportionally more men as reviewers. There was no difference in the gender of the first author on the submitted manuscripts, although there is a tendency of male co-authorship in men first-authored papers. Despite gender bias in the scientific academy being a global tendency, our data as a medium impact journal represents an important counter point and provides more information to support gender balance studies to foment better equalitarian policies.


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