22nd Apr 2010: Double-blind review and representation of female authors

The WISE@QMUL April Event will be the first of our lunchtime seminars. Come along and let WISE@QMUL buy you lunch! You are also welcome to bring along your own. Lunch will be catered by the Pantry. Due to limited space, registration is required. E-mail wiseqmul [at] googlemail.com to book your slot.

12:30 pm Thursday, 22nd April 2013 in the Hub

Single-blind reviewing never reveals the reviewers’ identity to theauthors, in order to protect reviewers from author retribution. All the conference, journal, and grant processes use at least single-blind reviewing. Some also use double-blind reviewing. In addition to not revealing reviewer identities, the authors’ identities are not known to the reviewers, for most of the double-blind reviewing process. The purpose of double-blind reviewing is to focus the evaluation process on the quality of the submission by reducing human biases with respect to the authors’ reputation, gender, and institution, by not revealing those details.

Nobuko Yoshida from the Department of Computing at Imperial College London will introduce the two papers which discuss an effect of double-blind review and other review methods for improving the publication quality and gaining representation of female authors.

Editorial: Improving Publication Quality by Reducing Bias with
Double-Blind Reviewing and Author Response

Double-blind review favours increased representation of female authors

Nobuko Yoshida is Reader in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London and was an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow. She received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Keio University in Japan. She then moved to the U.K., and started her life as a “mobile” researcher. She first studied concurrency theory in Manchester as a PhD student split between the University of Manchester and Keio University. She then moved to the University of Edinburgh to learn Game Semantics. After obtaining her PhD, Nobuko took a research assistant position in Sussex to study distributed mobile processes. Next she moved to the University of Leicester to take a lectureship. In 2002, she finally settled at Imperial College London as a lecturer.

Nobuko has been studying concurrency theory, type theory, logic, security, information flow analysis, functional and object-oriented programming. She is actively working on Web Services, business and finance protocols with industry collaborators.

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