January 2019 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 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 50% of graduate students and postdocs in neuroscience are women.

For last or sole authors we take the base rate to be 31%,  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 39, Issues 1:4
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 25 women : 30 men (45%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 19 women : 40 men (32%)
Middle author gender ratio: 92 women : 174 men (35%)
All author gender ratio: 136 women : 244 men (36%)

Excluded: 0 last author, 1 first author, and 7 middle authors. 8 in total.

Neuron
Volume 101, Issue 1 and Issue 2
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 15 women : 16 men (48%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 7 women : 27 men (21%)
Middle author gender ratio: 55 women : 82 men (40%)
All author gender ratio: 77 women : 125 men (38%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 1 first author, and 1 middle author. 2 in total.

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 22, Issue 1
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 5 women : 10 men (33%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 4 women : 11 men (27%)
Middle author gender ratio: 65 women : 69 men (49%)
All author gender ratio: 74 women : 90 men (45%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first authors, 6 middle authors. 6 in total.

eNeuro
Excluding: Editorial
First author gender ratio: 4 women : 4 men (50%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: women : 6 men (33%)
Middle author gender ratio: 10 women : 16 men (38%)
All author gender ratio: 17 women : 26 men (40%)

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

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