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Mapping the author gender-distribution of disease-specific medical research

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Mapping the author gender-distribution of disease-specific medical research. / Andersen, Jens Peter; Schneider, Jesper Wiborg; Nielsen, Mathias Wullum.

Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. red. / Ismael Ràfols; Jordi Molas-Gallart; Elena Castro-Martínez; Richard Woolley. Editorial Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, 2016. s. 852-862.

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Andersen, JP, Schneider, JW & Nielsen, MW 2016, Mapping the author gender-distribution of disease-specific medical research. i I Ràfols, J Molas-Gallart, E Castro-Martínez & R Woolley (red), Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. Editorial Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, s. 852-862, 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, València, Spanien, 14/09/2016. <http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/STI2016/STI2016/paper/viewFile/4543/2327>

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Andersen, J. P., Schneider, J. W., & Nielsen, M. W. (2016). Mapping the author gender-distribution of disease-specific medical research. I I. Ràfols, J. Molas-Gallart, E. Castro-Martínez, & R. Woolley (red.), Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (s. 852-862). Editorial Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/STI2016/STI2016/paper/viewFile/4543/2327

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Andersen JP, Schneider JW, Nielsen MW. 2016. Mapping the author gender-distribution of disease-specific medical research. Ràfols I, Molas-Gallart J, Castro-Martínez E, Woolley R, red. I Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. Editorial Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. s. 852-862.

MLA

Andersen, Jens Peter, Jesper Wiborg Schneider og Mathias Wullum Nielsen "Mapping the author gender-distribution of disease-specific medical research"., Ràfols, Ismael og Molas-Gallart, Jordi Castro-Martínez, Elena Woolley, Richard (red.). Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. Editorial Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. 2016, 852-862.

Vancouver

Andersen JP, Schneider JW, Nielsen MW. Mapping the author gender-distribution of disease-specific medical research. I Ràfols I, Molas-Gallart J, Castro-Martínez E, Woolley R, red., Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. Editorial Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. 2016. s. 852-862

Author

Andersen, Jens Peter ; Schneider, Jesper Wiborg ; Nielsen, Mathias Wullum. / Mapping the author gender-distribution of disease-specific medical research. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. red. / Ismael Ràfols ; Jordi Molas-Gallart ; Elena Castro-Martínez ; Richard Woolley. Editorial Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, 2016. s. 852-862

Bibtex

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