Gender Bias in Academic Publishing

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Join faculty, grad students and staff to watch the Elsevier webinar about gender bias in academic publishing. 

We will watch from 9-10 and continue the discussion and application to your role at Lehigh until 10:30. 

Location: CITL Classroom. Any updates to location will be sent via email to registrants. 

To sign up to attend, please RSVP by May 9 using this link:


Unconscious gender bias in academia can have a real impact on women’s careers. Whether it’s obtaining a job or publishing a paper, quick judgments made subconsciously by reviewers can have very tangible consequences. In this webinar, you’ll learn the ins and outs of identifying and avoiding the pitfalls of gender bias. You’ll come away with clear evidence of the influence of unconscious bias in peer review, and hear about some of the recent efforts by publishers to reduce it, making the publishing process fairer and more equitable for all.

About the presenters

PresenterKate Hibbert holds a degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Isotope Geochemistry from the University of Bristol. She joined Elsevier in 2015 as a Publisher for its Geochemistry and Planetary Science Journals and has been a true champion for women in STEM.
PresenterJoanne Kamens is the Executive Director of Addgene, a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to helping scientists around the world share useful research reagents and data. She holds a PhD in Genetics from Harvard Medical School and founded the Boston chapter of the Association for Women in Science. In 2010, she received the "Catalyst Award from the Science Club for Girls" for her longstanding dedication to empowering women in the STEM fields and in 2013, she was named one of PharmaVoice's 100 Most Inspiring Commanders & Chiefs.
PresenterNicole Neuman holds a PhD in biochemistry from Tufts University, which was followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, studying cell signaling. She joined Cell Press in 2012 as Editor of Trends in Biochemical Sciences. In her role, she has organized a symposium around gender and science, and now co-leads "The Female Scientist", a column in Crosstalk, the Cell Press blog.