31st Annual Barrels Meeting: Barrels XXXI

31st Annual Barrels Meeting: Barrels XXXI

Organizers: Randy Bruno, Robert Sachdev, Andrew Hires, Hongdian Yang, Jochen Staiger, Edward Zagha, Mitra Hartmann, David Kleinfeld, Daniel O’Connor, Mary Ann Wilson, Solange Brown
Invited speaker gender ratio: 5 Women : 8 Men (38%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 27%

 

*Method of estimation: Based on previous BWN estimates.
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October 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, 40 through 44
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 35 women : 48 men (42%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 30 women : 56 men (35%)
Middle author gender ratio: 156 women : 251 men (38%)
All author gender ratio: 221 women : 355 men (38%)

Excluded: 1 last author, 1 first authors and 14 middle authors. 16 in total.

Neuron
Volume 100, Issue 1 and Issue 2
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 12 women : 21 men (36%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 18 women : 21 men (46%)
Middle author gender ratio: 55 women : 149 men (27%)
All author gender ratio: 85 women : 191 men (31%)

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

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 21, Issue 10
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 6 women : 15 men (29%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 5 women : 17 men (23%)
Middle author gender ratio: 27 women : 73 men (27%)
All author gender ratio: 38 women : 105 men (27%)

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

Advanced Course 2019: Learning and Memory

Advanced Course 2019: Learning and Memory

Organizers: Susumu Tonegawa and Sheena Josselyn
Faculty gender ratio: 2 Women : 4 Men (33%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 38%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword (learning OR memory) AND neuro and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 75 pages of results found using our python script. Search originally performed in December 2017.

Fifth European Summer School on Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Cognition

Fifth European Summer School on Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Cognition

Sponsors: see here
Faculty and speaker gender ratio: 1 Woman : 10 Men (9%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 34%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword “cognitive psychology” AND (model OR modelling OR modeling OR mathematical) and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 60 results found using our python script. Search originally performed in November 2017.