February 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 Neuroscience, 49% 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%.

Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 38, Issues 6 through 9
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial
First author gender ratio: 31 women : 43 men (42%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 24 women : 57 men (30%)
Middle author gender ratio: 121 women : 190 men (39%)
All author gender ratio: 176 women : 290 men (38%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 4 first authors and 27 middle authors. 31 in total.

Neuron
Volume 97, Issue 3 and Issue 4
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 16 women : 24 men (40%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 10 women : 33 men (23%)
Middle author gender ratio: 200 women : 209 men (49%)
All author gender ratio: 226 women : 266 men (46%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 2 first authors and 15 middle authors. 17 in total.

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 21, Issue 2
Excluding: Obituary
First author gender ratio: 5 women : 13 men (28%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 7 women : 11 men (39%)
Middle author gender ratio: 28 women : 68 men (29%)
All author gender ratio: 40 women : 92 men (30%)

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

eNeuro
Excluding: Erratum/Corrigendum, Editorial
First author gender ratio: 21 women : 35 men (38%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 19 women : 40 men (32%)
Middle author gender ratio: 85 women : 138 men (38%)
All author gender ratio: 125 women : 213 men (37%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 2 first authors and 7 middle authors. 9 in total.

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