2019 MBL Methods in Computational Neuroscience Course

2019 MBL Methods in Computational Neuroscience Course

Organizers: Stephen Baccus and Xiao-Jing Wang
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute for Drug Abuse, NIH, Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain, and the Organization for Computational Neurosciences
Invited speaker gender ratio: 7 Women : 25 Men (22%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

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

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Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD) 2019

Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD) 2019

Organizers: Andrea Hasenstaub, Srdjan Ostojic, Peter Latham
Speaker gender ratio: 4 Women : 6 Men (40%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

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

 

57th Annual Meeting American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 2018

57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Program Chairs: See here
Sponsors: American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Invited speaker gender ratio: 96 women:103 men (48%) 
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 29%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword neuropsychopharmacology and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in the 1 page of results using our python script. Search originally performed in January 2019.

December 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 32%,  the percentage of women faculty at the same meeting. We take the base rate for all authors to be the overall percentage of 43%.

Plots:

Data:

Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 38, 49 and 50
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 14 women : 15 men (48%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 9 women : 21 men (30%)
Middle author gender ratio: 53 women : 84 men (39%)
All author gender ratio: 76 women : 120 men (39%)

Excluded: 1 first author, 0 last authors, and 3 middle authors. 3 in total.

Neuron
Volume 100, Issue 5 and Issue 6
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 15 women : 33 men (31%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 13 women : 36 men (27%)
Middle author gender ratio: 89 women : 143 men (38%)
All author gender ratio: 117 women : 212 men (36%)

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

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 21, Issue 12
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 3 women : 12 men (20%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 2 women : 14 men (13%)
Middle author gender ratio: 118 women : 169 men (41%)
All author gender ratio: 123 women : 195 men (39%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first authors, 8 middle authors. 8 in total.