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Women physicists miss out on ‘first-mover advantage’

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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

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Nature 610, 608 (2022)



  1. Kong, H., Martin-Gutierrez, S. & Karimi, F. Commun. Phys. (2022).

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