Fewer invited talks by women in evolutionary biology symposia

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dc.contributor.author Schroeder, J en
dc.contributor.author Dugdale, HL en
dc.contributor.author Radersma, R en
dc.contributor.author Hinsch, M en
dc.contributor.author Buehler, DM en
dc.contributor.author Saul, J en
dc.contributor.author Porter, L en
dc.contributor.author Liker, A en
dc.contributor.author De Cauwer, I en
dc.contributor.author Johnson, PJ en
dc.contributor.author Santure, Anna en
dc.contributor.author Griffin, AS en
dc.contributor.author Bolund, E en
dc.contributor.author Ross, L en
dc.contributor.author Webb, TJ en
dc.contributor.author Feulner, PGD en
dc.contributor.author Winney, I en
dc.contributor.author Szulkin, M en
dc.contributor.author Komdeur, J en
dc.contributor.author Versteegh, MA en
dc.contributor.author Hemelrijk, CK en
dc.contributor.author Svensson, EI en
dc.contributor.author Edwards, H en
dc.contributor.author Karlsson, M en
dc.contributor.author West, SA en
dc.contributor.author Barrett, ELB en
dc.contributor.author Richardson, DS en
dc.contributor.author Van den Brink, V en
dc.contributor.author Wimpenny, JH en
dc.contributor.author Ellwood, SA en
dc.contributor.author Rees, M en
dc.contributor.author Matson, KD en
dc.contributor.author Charmantier, A en
dc.contributor.author dos Remedios, N en
dc.contributor.author Schneider, NA en
dc.contributor.author Teplitsky, C en
dc.contributor.author Laurance, WF en
dc.contributor.author Butlin, RK en
dc.contributor.author Horrocks, NPC en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-11T04:06:15Z en
dc.date.available 2013-05-10 en
dc.date.issued 2013-09 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2013, 26 (9), pp. 2063 - 2069 en
dc.identifier.issn 1010-061X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29921 en
dc.description.abstract Lower visibility of female scientists, compared to male scientists, is a potential reason for the under-representation of women among senior academic ranks. Visibility in the scientific community stems partly from presenting research as an invited speaker at organized meetings. We analysed the sex ratio of presenters at the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) Congress 2011, where all abstract submissions were accepted for presentation. Women were under-represented among invited speakers at symposia (15% women) compared to all presenters (46%), regular oral presenters (41%) and plenary speakers (25%). At the ESEB congresses in 2001–2011, 9–23% of invited speakers were women. This under-representation of women is partly attributable to a larger proportion of women, than men, declining invitations: in 2011, 50% of women declined an invitation to speak compared to 26% of men. We expect invited speakers to be scientists from top ranked institutions or authors of recent papers in high-impact journals. Considering all invited speakers (including declined invitations), 23% were women. This was lower than the baseline sex ratios of early-mid career stage scientists, but was similar to senior scientists and authors that have published in high-impact journals. High-quality science by women therefore has low exposure at international meetings, which will constrain Evolutionary Biology from reaching its full potential. We wish to highlight the wider implications of turning down invitations to speak, and encourage conference organizers to implement steps to increase acceptance rates of invited talks. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Evolutionary Biology en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en
dc.subject career ladder progression en
dc.subject conference presenters en
dc.subject discrimination en
dc.subject evolutionary biology en
dc.subject gender difference en
dc.subject implicit bias en
dc.subject invited speakers en
dc.subject leaky pipeline en
dc.subject scientific visibility en
dc.subject sex ratios en
dc.title Fewer invited talks by women in evolutionary biology symposia en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/jeb.12198 en
pubs.issue 9 en
pubs.begin-page 2063 en
pubs.volume 26 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.identifier.pmid 23786459 en
pubs.author-url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jeb.12198/abstract en
pubs.end-page 2069 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 417101 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Biological Sciences en
dc.identifier.eissn 1420-9101 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-12-09 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2013-06-20 en
pubs.dimensions-id 23786459 en

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