Featured Partner of the Month

Elsevier

The AUTM Women Inventors Committee recognizes Elsevier an exemplar organization in support of women inventors and entrepreneurs in STEM.  We’re delighted to introduce AUTM members to Elsevier and hope that we can all learn from their programs. AUTM will be hosting a free webinar with Elsevier, Gender in the Global Research Landscape, on Wednesday, December 6. Please join us and encourage your administrators and faculty to as well.
 
Elsevier is a global information and analytics company and one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information. Elsevier provides information and analytics that help institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance.
 
As a steward of world research, Elsevier has a responsibility to promote gender equality in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and advance gender/sex-based and diversity research.  In this regard, Elsevier fully supports the United Nation’s sustainable development goal 5, “to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” and the Global Resource Council’s Statement of Principles and Actions Promoting the Equality and Status of Women in Research.
 
Critical issues related to gender disparity and bias must be examined by sound studies.  Drawing upon a collection of high-quality global data sources and analytical expertise, Elsevier produced a comprehensive report on research performance, Gender in the Global Research Landscape, which presents an evidence-based examination of the outputs, quality, and impact of research through a gender lens across, and as a vehicle for understanding the role of gender within the structure of the global research enterprise. 
 
A follow-on to Elsevier’s groundbreaking 2015 report, Mapping Gender in the German Research Arena, the new global report employs bibliometric analyses and leading-edge methodologies that enable gender disambiguation of authors within the Scopus database and includes an examination across twenty-seven research disciplines, for twelve geographic comparators, over two decades.  Many of the report’s analyses examine facets of research output, impact, and collaboration associated with innovation.
 
Elsevier partnered with expert stakeholder organizations and individuals around the world to advise on the report’s development, including the research questions, methodologies, and analytics, and to provide a policy context for the report findings.  Thus, the report provides powerful insight and guidance for gender equality and gender research policy for governments, funders, and institutions worldwide and demonstrates the critical need for further evidence-based studies.
 
Through its New Scholars program, the Elsevier Foundation has been contributing to the advancement of early- to mid-career women scholars for more than a decade via grants and other partner investments. These efforts laid a foundation of success upon which Elsevier has built broader corporate level support for gender initiatives. Beginning in 2016, Elsevier placed a priority on fostering a gender-balanced workplace by implementing the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) program across eight core business operations worldwide, among the first information service and technology companies to attain EDGE Assess Certification globally.  Concomitantly, Elsevier formed a trans-business Gender Working Group to address external-facing issues such as enhancing sex and gender reporting in research, improving gender balance for journal editorial boards and conferences, and addressing issues of bias in peer review.
 
Owing to its data and analytical capabilities and its organizational commitment, Elsevier is able to provide evidence to inform and stimulate debate, establish benchmarks for measuring progress, and catalyze positive change at the policy level.
 
For more information:
Gender & Science Resource Center
A dynamic resource with information about gender and women in STEM activities, initiatives, and programs
 
Gender in the Global Research Landscape Report Materials:  Cell Press CrossTalk: Women in Science