Educational Psychology Review

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 1283–1289 | Cite as

Female Participation as Top-Producing Authors, Editors, and Editorial Board Members in Educational Psychology Journals from 2009 to 2016

  • Hannah K. Greenbaum
  • Hayden L. Goodsir
  • M Cecil SmithEmail author
  • Daniel H. Robinson


This article examines top-producing female authors, editors, and editorial board members in five educational psychology journals (i.e., Cognition and Instruction, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Educational Psychologist, Educational Psychology Review, and Journal of Educational Psychology) from 2009 to 2016. Results extend data from four previous studies (Evans et al. Educational Psychology Review, 17(3), 263–271, 2005; Fong et al. Educational Psychology Review, 21(3), 267–277, 2009; Greenbaum et al. Educational Psychology Review, 28, 215–223, 2016; Robinson et al. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 23, 331–343, 1998) and also compare top female authors to the top male authors. The top-producing women in the field have, on average, less seniority in the field than do top male authors. Male authors have more publications, on average, and more sole authorships and first authorships, as compared to female authors. No discernible progress has been made by women in terms of editorial board memberships or editorships since 2004.


Publication productivity Educational psychology Gender 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannah K. Greenbaum
    • 1
  • Hayden L. Goodsir
    • 1
  • M Cecil Smith
    • 2
    Email author
  • Daniel H. Robinson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, & Counseling Psychology, College of Education and Human ServicesWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Learning Sciences and Human Development, College of Education and Human ServicesWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  3. 3.Department of Curriculum & InstructionUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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