8th International Conference “Aspects of Neuroscience”

8th International Conference “Aspects of Neuroscience”

Organizers: See here
Sponsors: See here
Invited speaker gender ratio:  1 Women : 5  Men (17%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 39%

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in neuroscience.

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2019 UT Austin Conference on Learning & Memory

2019 UT Austin Conference on Learning & Memory

Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Speaker gender ratio (incl. keynote):  9 Women : 9 Men (50%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 38%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword (learning OR memory) AND neuro and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 75 pages of results found using our python script. Search originally performed in December 2017.

Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience (APAN) 2018

Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience (APAN) 2018

Organizers: Yale Cohen, Liz Romanski, Xiaoqin Wang,
Jennifer Bizley and Chris Petkov
Sponsors: Tucker-Davis Technologies and National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Invited speaker gender ratio: 9 Women : 8 Men (53%)

Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 32-37%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in auditory neuroscience.

September 2018 Journal Watch

Methods:

See our January 2018 Journal Watch post for details on methods.

Base rates:

First authors are more likely to be graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Using our calculations based on registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience49% of graduate students and postdocs in neuroscience are women.

For last or sole authors we take the base rate to be 39%,  the percentage of women faculty at the same meeting. We take the base rate for all authors to be the overall percentage of 45%.

Plots:

Data:

Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 38, 36 through 39
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 29 women : 29 men (50%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 42 women : 18 men (30%)
Middle author gender ratio: 99 women : 131 men (43%)
All author gender ratio: 146 women : 202 men (42%)

Excluded: 1 first author, 0 last authors, and 4 middle authors. 5 in total.

Neuron
Volume 99, Issue 5 and Issue 6
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 6 women : 31 men (16%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 17 women : 25 men (40%)
Middle author gender ratio: 82 women : 147 men (36%)
All author gender ratio: 105 women : 203 men (34%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first authors, and 2 middle authors. 2 in total.

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 21, Issue 9
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 6 women : 10 men (46%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 5 women : 12 men (29%)
Middle author gender ratio: 59 women : 117 men (34%)
All author gender ratio: 70 women : 139 men (33%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first authors, 0 middle authors. 0 in total.

eNeuro
Excluding: Editorial
First author gender ratio: 6 women : 3 men (67%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 5 women : 7 men (44%)
Middle author gender ratio: 23 women : 32 men (42%)
All author gender ratio: 34 women : 42 men (45%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first authors, 2 middle author. 2 in total

 

Bernstein 2018 Workshop: “Representational dynamics – How can we understand the temporal evolution of distributed brain activity patterns?”

Bernstein 2018 Workshop: “Representational dynamics – How can we understand the temporal evolution of distributed brain activity patterns?”

Organizers: Tim Kietzmann, Niko Kriegeskorte
Speaker gender ratio: 2 Women : 4 Men (33%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

Sixth Biennial Conference on Resting State and Brain Connectivity 2018

Sixth Biennial Conference on Resting State and Brain Connectivity 2018

Organizer: Amir Shmuel
Sponsors: see here
Keynote speaker gender ratio:  0 Women :  4 Men (0% )
Invited speaker gender ratio:  14 Women :  27 Men (34% )

Total speaker gender ratio:  14 Women :  31 Men (31% )
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 41%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword “brain connectivity” OR “resting state” and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 27 pages of results using our python script.