were used in six papers. Five samples came from The as well as in the Method section of the paper. This is required Netherlands. In addition, European samples were found in for studies based on samples from the USA, as well as those 29% of the non-US samples. Asia (excluding Australia and utilizing samples from other countries. In addition, we ask New Zealand) accounted for 8% of the non-US samples, that in papers that build their theoretical framework on the and Latin America for 4%. We published three papers using basis of research published in countries other than that where Turkish samples, and one with an African sample. Thus, we the sample comes from, the authors identify this fact. To had good representation around the world, although the further educate all of us, we request that these authors majority of our samples were in the most industrialized provide some discussion of how the gender issues of concern countries. We feel that gender-related research in psychol- in their paper have been addressed by scholars within the ogy and the social sciences needs to broaden outside of the country where the data come from. Thus, as is often the case, USA, and we are proud that Sex Roles is aiding in this. We if the theories cited in the paper were derived from samples welcome submissions of studies done in countries other in the United States, it is essential that this be explicitly than the USA. identified, and that the relevance of such data and theory In addition to looking at samples outside the USA, we from the USA be explicitly addressed in the paper. If the have sought the participation of scholars from many theoretical framework and empirical data cited in the countries as peer reviewers of articles submitted to Sex Introduction of the paper come from multiple countries, as Roles for publication consideration. Although the large is highly desirable, this too needs to be clearly explained. If majority of our reviewers were scholars based in the USA, there are regional variations in the variables of concern in the we did call upon 31 scholars in Canada, 24 in the UK, 19 in research, this is important information that needs to be Australia, 15 in Israel, seven in Turkey, and six in Germany. acknowledged and discussed. I. H. Frieze (*) S. Dittrich University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org S. Dittrich e-mail: email@example.com
Sex Roles – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 25, 2008
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