2018 Context and Episodic Memory Symposium (CEMS)

2018 Context and Episodic Memory Symposium (CEMS)

Speaker gender ratio: 9 Women : 19 Men (32%)
Data Blitz gender ratio: 7 Women : 7 Men (50%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 42%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword “episodic memory” and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 10 pages of results using our python script. Search originally performed in September 2017.

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RuCCS/Psychology Computational Neuroscience Conference: Computation, Cognition and the Brain

RuCCS/Psychology Computational Neuroscience Conference: Computation, Cognition and the Brain

Organizers: Randy Gallistel, Brian McLaughlin, Dimitri Metaxas, Sara Pixley, and David Vicario
Speaker gender ratio: 3 Women : 11 Men (21%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

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

March 2018 Journal Watch

Methods:

See our January 2018 Journal Watch post for details on methods. Beginning this month, we will also be excluding middle authors from contributed papers with over 100 authors.

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%.

Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 38, Issues 10 through 13
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 32 women : 44 men (42%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 27 women : 53 men (34%)
Middle author gender ratio: 111 women : 187 men (37%)
All author gender ratio: 170 women : 284 men (37%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 1 first author and 13 middle authors. 14 in total.

Neuron
Volume 97, Issue 5 and Issue 6
Excluding: Corrections, Obituary, middle authors of “Genome-wide Analyses Identify KIF5A as a Novel ALS Gene”
First author gender ratio: 9 women : 25 men (26%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 6 women : 32 men (16%)
Middle author gender ratio: 64 women : 115 men (36%)
All author gender ratio: 79 women : 172 men (31%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 2 first authors and 3 middle authors. 5 in total.

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 21, Issue 3
First author gender ratio: 7 women : 9 men (44%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 5 women : 15 men (25%)
Middle author gender ratio: 51 women : 61 men (46%)
All author gender ratio: 63 women : 85 men (43%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 2 first authors and 17 middle authors. 19 in total.