25 March 2021
Bjarne Bartlett et al.
Traditional measures of success favour male researchers. Altmetrics could offer an alternative to help democratize academic evaluation.
16 March 2021
Recognizing the signs of systemic bias is key to ensuring that hiring, promotion and tenure decisions are fair for everyone.
9 March 2021
Senior male researchers at prestigious institutions are the most likely to pay to publish open access, study suggests.
9 February 2021
Carla Cebula et. al*
Flux in the system is a chance to create new and better opportunities in academic STEMM careers for marginalized groups.
2 February 2021
The switch to double-blind peer reviews could help to ensure that female and early-career researchers get a fair shot at using in-demand equipment.
20 October 2020
Some tested strategies to engage and retain talented under-represented scientists.
8 October 2020
This is a problem much larger than simply bias on the part of the Nobel selection committees – it’s systemic.
Women have disrupted research on bird song, and show how diversity can improve all fields of science
16 September 2020
Kevin Omland, Evangeline Rose & Karan Odom
For decades, scientists believed that
16 July 2020
How many trailblazers have been sidelined?
25 May 2020
Women’s jobs are “the first to go" in pandemic-related cuts.
19 May 2020
Philippe Vincent-Lamarre et al.
Preprints analysis suggests a disproportionate impact on early career researchers.
17 March 2020
But short careers set them back.
7 February 2020
There’s an app for that.
3 December 2019
Grant and funding withdrawals should be considered, say researchers.
30 October 2019
The results come despite a gender equity push at the National Health and Medical Research Council.
25 October 2019
They work well for some.
16 October 2019
Mary K. Feeney
Barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
11 July 2019
What they don’t teach at your institution.
11 July 2019
Despite progress, many physical scientists from sexual and gender minorities experience exclusion or harassment at work, finds UK survey.
14 June 2019
Study paints bleak picture of disadvantage attached to ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
15 April 2019
The vast gender gap in Japanese science has leading women researchers calling for change.
13 March 2019
A confession: I can count on a single hand the number of women I have invited to collaborate with me on publications and grants.
2 January 2019
The work of female researchers has a broader impact than citation analysis suggests, but not in India.
8 October 2018
The Nature Index looks at the share of science medals and prizes that have gone to women.
18 September 2018
In academia’s great migration, some researchers are
at a disadvantage.
5 September 2018
Sarah Hamylton et al.
"For twenty years people had been telling me how lucky I was to be in our field of research because 'things' were changing for young women. Twenty years later 'things' had not changed.
24 August 2018
Outcry greeted the news that a Tokyo medical school was rigging entrance exam results to favour men, but prominent female scientists say the problem goes further.
23 August 2018
From the top of the wave the view is sweet, but it's all too easy to fall off.
1 August 2018
Dina Fine Maron
Marketing algorithms prevent many women from seeing the advertising, even though it’s illegal to target jobs to one gender.
25 May 2018
Policies should account for the institutional factors that discriminate against women.
29 March 2018
Gender pay gap reports reveal extent of male favoritism in the UK.
27 March 2018
Julie Davies and Emily Yarrow
Consideration should be given to the research impact agenda’s effects on female academics, say Julie Davies and Emily Yarrow.
8 March 2018
Less than 15% of researchers in Japan are female. Urgent culture change is needed, argues Noriko Osumi.
22 January 2018
A Prestige Index exposes the gender bias in author lists published in top science journals.
12 January 2018
COMMENT: A professor reflects on his privilege.
5 January 2018
A study revealing that girls are more likely to link brilliance with boys than with their own gender made headlines on the web.
15 December 2017
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Survey finds that women are more prone to recognizing honorary co-authors in papers, but less likely to pad citation lists.
23 October 2017
Women peer review fewer papers than men but are more likely to reject the papers they review, a new study shows.
6 October 2017
Gender proportions in medical schools are almost equal, but disparities persist further up the ranks, a new tracking tool reveals.
14 February 2017
Female researchers in engineering receive fewer citations, despite producing high-quality research.
11 January 2017
Tracking the careers of leading scientists reveals maintaining an edge is harder for women in Italy.
22 November 2016
It's time for the academic community to put action to words and stand up for greater gender equality.
7 November 2016
A new online award that recognises the contributions of highly-productive peer reviewers also highlights biases in the system that underscores scholarly publishing.