This study on Women in Digital Age reports that there is a growing gap between men and women's participation in the digital sector in education, career and entrepreneurship.
ASAPbio ran two surveys in advance of the Peer Review meeting: one more general survey for all stakeholders (closed 2018-02-06 with 295 responses) and one on Peer Feedback for authors and reviewers (closed 2018-01-31 with 370 responses).
In this paper, the authors using public information about the identities of editors and reviewers from the Frontiers series of journals, state their results regarding the underrepresentation of female researchers in the peer-review process, and their observations on the tedency of editors of both genders to operate with same-gender preference. It is also highlighted that there is the need for increased efforts to combat subtler forms of gender bias in scholarly publishing.
To further promote gender equality in research, the European Commission’s Research DG has decided to develop a gender toolkit and training activities.These will provide the research community with practical guidance on how to integrate gender into research.
The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) points out that using the Journal Impact Factor as a proxy measure for the value or quality of specific research and individual scientists leads to biased research assessment. How can we resist misusing metrics?