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.

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April 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 14:17
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 29 women : 30 men (49%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 20 women : 40 men (33%)
Middle author gender ratio: 95 women : 176 men (35%)
All author gender ratio: 144 women : 246 men (37%)

Excluded: 0 last author, 1 first author, and 5 middle authors. 6 in total.

Neuron
Volume 102, Issue 1 and Issue 2
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 19 women : 22 men (46%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 18 women : 27 men (40%)
Middle author gender ratio: 80 women : 114 men (41%)
All author gender ratio: 117 women : 163 men (42%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 2 first author, and 9 middle author. 11 in total.

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 22, Issue 4
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 7 women : 12 men (37%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 7 women : 14 men (33%)
Middle author gender ratio: 45 women : 76 men (34%)
All author gender ratio: 59 women : 102 men (37%)

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

 

March 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 10:13
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 24 women : 35 men (41%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 22 women : 38 men (37%)
Middle author gender ratio: 136 women : 175 men (44%)
All author gender ratio: 182 women : 248 men (48%)

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

Neuron
Volume 101, Issue 5 and Issue 6
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 17 women : 22 men (44%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 8 women : 34 men (19%)
Middle author gender ratio: 51 women : 92 men (36%)
All author gender ratio: 76 women : 148 men (34%)

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

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 22, Issue 3
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 4 women : 13 men (24%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 7 women : 13 men (35%)
Middle author gender ratio: 67 women : 131 men (34%)
All author gender ratio: 78 women : 157 men (33%)

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

eNeuro
Excluding: Editorial
First author gender ratio: 13 women : 8 men (62%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: women : 16 men (33%)
Middle author gender ratio: 21 women : 31 men (40%)
All author gender ratio: 41 women : 55 men (43%)

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

February 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 6:9
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 26 women : 32 men (45%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 16 women : 44 men (27%)
Middle author gender ratio: 97 women : 138 men (41%)
All author gender ratio: 139 women : 214 men (39%)

Excluded: 0 last author, 2 first author, and 4 middle authors. 6 in total.

Neuron
Volume 101, Issue 3 and Issue 4
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 22 women : 21 men (51%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 8 women : 35 men (19%)
Middle author gender ratio: 115 women : 191 men (38%)
All author gender ratio: 145 women : 247 men (37%)

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, 2 middle authors. 2 in total.
NOTE: We included all people listed under consortia (Consortia) in “A Neuroethics Framework for the Australian Brain Initiative” as authors

 

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

December 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%.

Plots:

Data:

Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 38, Issue 49 and Issue 50
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 14 women : 15 men (48%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 9 women : 21 men (30%)
Middle author gender ratio: 53 women : 84 men (39%)
All author gender ratio: 76 women : 120 men (39%)

Excluded: 1 first author, 0 last authors, and 3 middle authors. 3 in total.

Neuron
Volume 100, Issue 5 and Issue 6
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 15 women : 33 men (31%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 13 women : 36 men (27%)
Middle author gender ratio: 89 women : 143 men (38%)
All author gender ratio: 117 women : 212 men (36%)

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

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 21, Issue 12
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 3 women : 12 men (20%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 2 women : 14 men (13%)
Middle author gender ratio: 118 women : 169 men (41%)
All author gender ratio: 123 women : 195 men (39%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first authors, 8 middle authors. 8 in total.

 

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