- Feb 12, 2013
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I know, I'm sure as hell never wrong on anything.
A fascinating new working paper finds that men are far more likely than women to back up their arguments with appeals to a higher authority: themselves.
King and her colleagues found a huge difference in self-citation patterns between men and women. "Over the years between 1779-2011, men cite their own papers 56% more than women do," they found. And in recent decades, men have stepped up their self-citation game relative to women: "In the last two decades of our data, men self-cite 70 percent more than women."