Researchers at the University Washington’s Eigenfactor Project have produced a gender browser that shows how many female authors were published in JSTOR journals between 1665 and 2011.

A few pertinent facts:

  • For the overall period (1665-2011), only 22% of authorships of any author position are women
  • Women had the highest percentage of authorships (37.3%) for Education
  • Women were the least represented in Mathematics (6.6%)
  • During the period of 1990-2011, the overall percentage of female authors rose to just over 27%. In other words, men were still over twice as likely to be authors than women.

(The Chronicle of Higher Education has a very nice interactive graphic of the results, but you’ll need an online subscription to access it).