Women physicists miss out on 'first-mover advantage' – Nature.com

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Women in physics often have lower citation rates than their male counterparts, which can be explained in part by the ‘first-mover advantage’ phenomenon. Credit: Olena Holubova/Alamy
Men in physics benefit more from a phenomenon called the first-mover advantage than women do, helping to explain the gender gap in citations of physics papers1.

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Nature 610, 608 (2022)
doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-03239-w
Kong, H., Martin-Gutierrez, S. & Karimi, F. Commun. Phys. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42005-022-00997-x (2022).
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