November 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%.

Data:

Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 38, 45 through 48
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 34 women : 40 men (46%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 15 women : 60 men (20%)
Middle author gender ratio: 120 women : 179 men (40%)
All author gender ratio: 169 women : 279 men (38%)

Excluded: 1 first author, 0 last authors, and 10 middle authors. 10 in total.

Neuron
Volume 100, Issue 3 and Issue 4
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 18 women : 25 men (42%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 11 women : 35 men (24%)
Middle author gender ratio: 75 women : 134 men (36%)
All author gender ratio: 104 women : 195 men (35%)

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

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 21, Issue 11
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 3 women : 13 men (19%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 1 women : 16 men (6%)
Middle author gender ratio: 33 women : 49 men (40%)
All author gender ratio: 37 women : 78 men (32%)

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

eNeuro
Excluding: Editorial
First author gender ratio: 6 women : 5 men (55%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: women : 9 men (18%)
Middle author gender ratio: 6 women : 12 men (33%)
All author gender ratio: 14 women : 26 men (35%)

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

 

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