Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM2019)

Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM2019)

Organizers: Catherine Hartley and Michael Littman
Invited speaker gender ratio: 7 Women : 9 Men (44%) 
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 24-25%

*Method of estimation: Established base rate from the inaugural conference on reinforcement learning and decision making (RLDM) in 2013

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2nd Conference on The Neurobiology of Mental Health

2nd Conference on The Neurobiology of Mental Health

Speaker gender ratio: 12 Women : 14 Men (46%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 40%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword biological AND psychiatry and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 11 pages of results using our python script. Search originally performed in May 2018.

2019 Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment (L.O.V.E.) Conference

2019 Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment (L.O.V.E.) Conference

Organizers: Michael Barnett-Cowen, Jennifer Campos, Jonathan Cant, Christopher Fiacconi
Sponsors: Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Oculus VR, SR Research
Speaker gender ratio: 2 Women : 3 Men (40%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 32%

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

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

 

European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS 2019)

European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS 2019)

Organizers: Allessio Bellato, Adnan Levent, Margaux Silvestre, Tai-Ying Lee, Domhnall MacDonald
Sponsors: Birkbeck, Guarantors of Brain, FENS, The Francis Crick Institute, Centre for Educational Neuroscience
Guest speaker gender ratio: 2 Women : 2 Men (50%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 32%

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