Discover Elsevier’s upcoming work around gender and research

As a steward of global research, Elsevier assumes a responsibility to promote gender equity in research in a data-driven way. Leveraging our robust Scopus Author Profiles combined with powerful author disambiguation methodology, we have now begun work on our third gender and research report, which we plan to publish in early 2020.

The newest report will refresh data from our earlier reports, expand quantitative analysis into new areas and themes, and include a qualitative research study, focusing on:

  • Perceptions of gender equity in research
  • Research participation and output
  • Career progression
  • Process of science
Kumsal at Harvard
Kumsal Bayazit, CEO of Elsevier, presents at the Harvard Data Science Initiative on ‘Data-driven approaches to Diversity & Inclusion'

If you’d like to stay up to date on the latest information about the upcoming 2020 report and related events and activities, please sign up below.


Below are Gender in Science related events. Check back soon to learn about new events we are hosting to share the findings from the new Gender report.

Elsevier’s Gender Report Global Launch Event

  • Dates: March 18, 2020
  • Place:
    • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
      1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
      Washington, DC 20004
  • More information to come!

Gender Report EU Launch Event

  • Dates: TBD (April 2020)
  • Place: Brussels, Belgium
  • More information to come!


As a steward of global research, Elsevier wants to promote gender equity in research in a data-driven way. Below are other reports, data, networks, and more you can use to understand and promote diversity in research.

Gender in the Global Research Landscape (2017 Gender Report)

Critical issues related to gender disparity and bias must be examined by sound studies. Drawing upon our high-quality global data sources, analytical expertise and unique gender disambiguation methodology, Elsevier produced a comprehensive report as an evidence-based examination of research performance worldwide through a gender lens and as a vehicle for understanding the role of gender within the structure of the global research enterprise.

Read more

She Figures 2018

The She Figures 2018 report monitors the level of progress made towards gender equality in research and innovation in the European Union. It is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme. Published every three years, the She Figures is the main source of pan‑European, comparable statistics on gender balance in science. The data also sheds light on differences in the experiences of women and men working in research — such as relative pay, working conditions and success in obtaining research funds.

Elsevier provided the data and analyses for Chapter 7 of the report on Research and innovation Outputs.

Read more

Mapping Gender in the German Research Arena

Despite the policies and regulations implemented by the European Commission and within individual countries, there are prominent gaps between women and men in terms of the number of scientific researchers, decision-making positions held, and other aspects of career development such as informal networks of collaboration and access to funding. This report provides evidence and analysis on potential gender gaps in research in Germany by linking data from Scopus to data from a large online social networking service.

Read more

Gender Mendeley Library

The Gender in the Global Research Landscape public group on Mendeley is an open library of diverse references and resources related to gender in the global research landscape. Recognizing that critical issues related to gender in research — such as equality, disparity, and bias — must be examined by sound studies, this community resource is intended to foster evidence-based intervention and policy development and dissemination and encourage further empirical studies.

Read more

Elsevier Gender Resource Center

Elsevier’s Gender & Science Resource Center is a source of information for researchers, research leaders, policymakers and anyone else interested in gender diversity and its impact on science and the society.

Visit resource center

Elsevier and RELX SDG Center

Interactive platform by RELX Group lets users find news, research and reports on sustainable development around the world, including SDG 5 — Gender Equality, which focuses on achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Visit resource center

Women's & Gender Studies Research Network

The Women's & Gender Studies Research Network (WGSRN) on the SSRN platform provides access to research, scholarship and policy about women and gender. Its purpose is to share and build knowledge on women’s rights and equality, gender identity and gender representation, including men’s studies and queer studies.

Visit research network

Gender Summit

The Gender Summit (GS) is a platform for dialogue and action to improve the quality of research and the relevance of science to society, wherever biological and socio-cultural differences between females and males influence outcomes. Scientists, gender scholars, policy makers and other stakeholders are deeply involved in the process, examining new evidence and establishing consensus wherever improvements are needed. The Elsevier Foundation proudly helps support and steer this critical process globally through its partnership with Portia Ltd on the development of the Gender Summits.

Learn more

Gendered Innovations homepage

Gendered Innovations offer state-of-the-art methods of sex and gender analysis. Integrating these methods into basic and applied research produces excellence in science, health & medicine, and engineering research, policy, and practice and stimulate gender-responsible science and technology, thereby enhancing the quality of life for both women and men worldwide. The initiative is based at Stanford University.

Learn more