On-demand Webinar

Understanding Ethnic Diversity in US Science

Gali Halevi
The Institute for Scientific Information
Ryan Beardsley
Senior Consultant

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals stress the need for gender equality and reducing inequalities more generally. As the scientific endeavor works toward solving these goals, it is particularly important that the workforce represents all ethnicities, and that authors from diverse backgrounds are represented in scholarly publishing in order to reduce inherent biases and enable a complete and global picture of the challenges we face. With the increasing awareness of minority representation in science, many funders now have explicit guidelines for funding to create programs promoting participation across ethnic groups.

In this webinar, we discuss the findings of our insights paper: Ethnic Diversity in STEM in the U.S., and examine the issue of diversity in the authorship of scientific publishing in the U.S.

Topics covered:

  • Defining a methodology for identifying the ethnicity of authors of STEM research articles
  • Identifying gaps in ethnic diversity in research
  • Discover the trends underpinning participation and inclusivity of authorship across disciplines
  • Understanding if and how the research landscape is changing, and whether there are changes in the levels of authorship of underrepresented minorities.