Pavlovian Society Meeting 2018

Pavlovian Society Meeting 2018

Organizer: John Freeman
Sponsors: Iowa Neuroscience Institute, The University of Iowa Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Plexon & Elsevier
Speaker gender ratio: 19 Women : 16 Men (54%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 29%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword pavlovian OR pavlov and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 9 pages of results using our python script.

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Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Connectivity

Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Connectivity

Organizers: Linda Richards, Peter Scheiffele, Kang Shen, Yimin Zou
Sponsors: see here
Keynote speaker gender ration: 1 Woman : 2 Men (33%)
Invited speaker gender ratio:  7 Women :  11 Men (39%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 32%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyphrase “connectivity” AND “neuronal”and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 43 pages of results using our python script.

Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Advances in Optical Imaging of Living Cells & Organisms: Focus on the Brain 2018

Advances in Optical Imaging of Living Cells & Organisms: Focus on the Brain

Organizers: Guoqiang Bi, Haruhiko Bito, Arthur Konnerth, Yi Zuo
Sponsors: Novartis, Bruker, Inscopix, Tucsen Photonics
Keynote speaker gender ration: 1 Woman : 1 Man (50%)
Invited speaker gender ratio:  4 Women :  22 Men (18%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 36%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyphrase “optical imaging” AND neuro* and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 4 pages of results using our python script.

August 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 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%.

Plots:

Data:

Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 38, 31 through 35
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Corrections
First author gender ratio: 21 women : 51 men (29%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 21 women : 54 men (28%)
Middle author gender ratio: 98 women : 153 men (39%)
All author gender ratio: 140 women : 258 men (35%)

Excluded: 1 first author, 0 last authors, and 9 middle authors. 10 in total.

Neuron
Volume 99, Issue 3 and Issue 4
Excluding: Erratum
First author gender ratio: 6 women : 29 men (17%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 9 women : 30 men (23%)
Middle author gender ratio: 53 women : 102 men (28%)
All author gender ratio: 68 women : 161 men (30%)

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

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 21, Issue 6
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 6 women : 7 men (46%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 4 women : 12 men (25%)
Middle author gender ratio: 39 women : 64 men (38%)
All author gender ratio: 49 women : 83 men (37%)

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

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 21, Issue 8
Excluding: Amendments & Corrections
First author gender ratio: 4 women : 7 men (35%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 7 women : 7 men (50%)
Middle author gender ratio: 41 women : 47 men (47%)
All author gender ratio: 52 women : 61 men (46%)

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

Bernstein 2018 Workshop: “Deciphering neural circuits for innate behaviors: experimental and theoretical approaches in model organisms”

Bernstein 2018 Workshop: “Deciphering neural circuits for innate behaviors: experimental and theoretical approaches in model organisms”

Organizer: Marina Wosniack
Speaker gender ratio: 4 Women : 2 Men (67%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

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