About this Special Issue
We are excited to present the inaugural British Journal of Biomedical Science - Women in Biomedical Science Special Issue to celebrate the achievements of women in the field of biomedicine and inspire the next generation of female scientists.
At present, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. Long-standing biases and gender stereotypes are discouraging girls and women away from science-related fields, and STEM research in particular. However, science and gender equality are essential to ensure sustainable development as highlighted by UNESCO.
Led by editorial board members Qiuyu Wang, Brigid Lucey, Sheri Scott and deputy editor Yuh-Fen Pung; this Special Issue will highlight the latest research from women in the biomedical science field from across the globe.
"This special issue which supports and promotes gender equality within the Biomedical Sciences, does so in part, by highlighting the latest research work achieved by female scientists, medical practitioners and academics."
(Dr Quiyu Wang)
"The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the worlds. ~William Ross Wallace (1819-1881), - In this special issue, we cherish the contributions of our Women Biomedical Scientists that help change the world."
(Dr Yuh-Fen Pung)
The Special Issue will highlight the diversity of research performed across the entire breadth of biomedical science led by women, and present advances in theory, experiment and methodology with applications to compelling problems. Submissions are welcome on (but not limited to):
· The microbiome
· Cardio-vascular disease
· Infectious diseases
We also invite authors to include a section on personal reflections on life in academia within their manuscript.
Extended Submission Deadline: 15th September 2023
Keywords: Women, STEM, Diversity, UNESCO, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Biomedicine