The 12th International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI’19)

The 12th International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI’19)

Organizers: see here
Sponsors: see here
Keynote speaker gender ratio: 1 woman : 6 men (14%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 33%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword informatics AND (brain OR neuro) and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 44 pages using our python script. Search originally performed in March 2019.

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Summer School in Computational and Theoretical Models in Neuroscience

Summer School in Computational and Theoretical Models in Neuroscience (ConTaMiNEURO 2019)

Organizers: Samir Suweis, Amos Maritan, Maurizio Corbetta, Marco Formentin, Stefano Vassanelli, Achille Giacometti and Miguel A. Munoz
Speaker gender ratio: 7 Women : 16 Men (30%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

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

Gordon Research Conference: Cerebellar Mechanisms for Movement, Learning and Cognition in Health and Disease

Gordon Research Conference: Cerebellar Mechanisms for Movement, Learning and Cognition in Health and Disease

Organizers: Megan R. Carey and Javier F. Medina
Sponsors: see here
Speaker gender ratio: 14 Women : 17 Men (45%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 35%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword Cerebellum and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 20 pages of results using our python script.

May 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 18:22
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 35 women : 40 men (47%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 24 women : 51 men (32%)
Middle author gender ratio: 129 women : 158 men (45%)
All author gender ratio: 188 women : 249 men (43%)

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

Neuron
Volume 102, Issue 3 and Issue 4
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 15 women : 23 men (39%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 5 women : 38 men (12%)
Middle author gender ratio: 78 women : 102 men (43%)
All author gender ratio: 98 women : 163 men (38%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 1 first author, and 6 middle author. 7 in total.

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 22, Issue 5
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 6 women : 11 men (35%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 4 women : 16 men (35%)
Middle author gender ratio: 42 women : 76 men (36%)
All author gender ratio: 52 women : 103 men (34%)

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

eNeuro
Excluding: Editorial
First author gender ratio: 3 women : 4 men (43%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: women : 4 men (43%)
Middle author gender ratio: 16 women : 27 men (37%)
All author gender ratio: 16 women : 27 men (37%)

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