- Tibor Szilvasi University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Following the editorial series presented in ACS Catalysis in 2020, I investigated the gender distribution in highly cited ACS Catalysis papers. As a main result, I found that from the 155 highly cited papers that showed up in my analysis, only 15 papers have female corresponding author(s) (9.7%), and only 5 of these 15 papers have solely female corresponding author(s) (3.2%). I also analyzed geographical distribution and found that two new categories "Small Countries", including for example Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, and Ireland, and "Developing Countries", including Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, and Vietnam, provide significant contributions to ACS Catalysis, larger than Canada or UK, based on the defined metrics.
I updated the summary text to be more precise.