The International Day of Women and Girls in Science this year will highlight best practices, strategies, and implemented solutions in addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by the Sustainable Development Goals. It will also highlight the role that women and girls in science play in contributing to the SDGs.
We join the United Nations in recognizing the contributions made by women and girls in science, as well as the support for gender equality, both of which contribute to global sustainable development.
We want to say a big thank you to all of the women scientists and academics who contribute to our knowledge of the world and, more importantly, serve as role models and mentors to the next generation.
Goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals strives to Achieve Gender Equality and empower all women and girls. While it feels like we have come a long way toward gender equity in STEM in the last 50 years, we still have not reached our goals yet.
ScienceOpen want to help highlight the achievements of women and girls in Science, as well as the advancements towards SDG5. To support this goal, our CEO, Stephanie Dawson, has put together some interesting articles in the Women in Science researcher collection.
Articles highlighting the role and importance of Women and Girls in Science:
- The Effect of Embodying a Woman Scientist in Virtual Reality on Men’s Gender Biases
- The Effects of Exposure to Positive Gender Stereotypes on Women’s and Men’s Performance in Counter-Stereotypical Tasks and Pursuit of Agentic and Communal Goals
- Heart Rate Variability Moderates Challenge and Threat Reactivity to Sexism Among Women in STEM
- Does ethnicity count when contextualizing the low proportion of women in STEM in Serbia?
- Why we shouldn’t blame women for gender disparity in academia: perspectives of women in zoology
We also have a collection of research around SDG 5: Gender Equality and we continously promote SDG-related research through our blogs and social media campaigns. A kind reminder to follow our #ExploreSDGs campaign on our blog and if you are doing research in this area, we invite you to add your articles in this collection by tagging them with the keyword “SDG 5”.
On this blog, we also want to promote the contributions of publishers on ScienceOpen on the topic, especially UCL Press, which as part of its UN SDGs Collections, has a dedicated a collection to the SDG5.
Thanks to our integration with ORCID, users on ScienceOpen can also access articles of women-scientists
with great contribution in the field like Alice Bean, Séverine Vermeire, and Oxana Smirnova thanks to our smart search and filter tools. Simply search for their names, or any other scientists, on our search engine and then explore the articles based on topics, journals where they are published or content type.
At ScienceOpen, we are also honored to be working with a diverse group of engaged publishers and researchers who are helping to shape the narrative on Women and Girls in Science.
A big recognition goes to our women researchers who engage different scientific communities through their researcher collections, and all the ScienceOpen users and collaborators who support the acceleration towards SDG5.