to add a field to register gender

Not planned

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  • Anonymous
    I'm not sure if this would be beneficial to authors. I tend to try to conceal my female gender (which is completely obvious given my first name) whenever possible just to help ensure that the research is judged by its merit instead of my gender. I do not want my ORCID ever associated with my gender (outside of my feminine first name).
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  • Ana Cardoso

    This is an interesting idea, but not our focus at the moment. Perhaps this would be a good use of the public data file that will be published in October. While there isn't a gender field in the data you may able to get information based on the names, which, as the commenter mentioned, often indicate gender.

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  • John Roddick

    I understand the concerns of Anonymous above, but the fact is that ranking services are using gender guessing software which is frequently wrong and then publishing rankings.  Females are far more likely to show up as "male" or "unknown" than males, particularly in Asia - just take their software for a test drive.  This does women no favours. 

    ORCID could make the field optional of course.

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