Symposium for Cognitive Auditory Neuroscience

Symposium for Cognitive Auditory Neuroscience

Organizers: Lori Holt, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham & Bharath Chandrasekaran
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health & DSF Charitable Foundation
Invited speaker gender ratio: 9 Women: 3 Men (75%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 35%*
BWN rating: 5

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in auditory neuroscience.

Paris Neuro Course on Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience 2019

Paris Neuro Course on Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience 2019

Organizers: David Ogden, Joana Lourenco, Cathie Ventalon, Brandon Stell, Jonathan Bradley, Boris Barbour, Federico Trigo, Adrien Schramm, Stéphane Dieudonné & David Digregorio
Sponsors: see here
Lecturer gender ratio: 6 Women: 24 Men (20%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 20%*

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords (optical imaging OR electrophysiology) AND neuroscience, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 2 pages of results using our python script.

June 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 23:26
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 21 women : 37 men (36%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 14 women : 46 men (23%)
Middle author gender ratio: 112 women : 155 men (42%)
All author gender ratio: 147 women : 238 men (38%)

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

Neuron
Volume 102, Issue 5 and Issue 6
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 13 women : 20 men (39%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 6 women : 28 men (18%)
Middle author gender ratio: 90 women : 110 men (45%)
All author gender ratio: 109 women : 158 men (41%)

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

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 22, Issue 6
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 9 women : 10 men (47%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 4 women : 16 men (20%)
Middle author gender ratio: 50 women : 79 men (36%)
All author gender ratio: 63 women : 105 men (34%)

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

 

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.

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