Women in science: access is crucial
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"Shocking statistics, recently released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), have uncovered a grossly under-developed scientific resource lying in abundance within the arms of each low-income nation: the brain power of their women. Of the world's total science researchers, UNESCO estimates that only 27 per cent are female....Open access publishing removes restrictive subscription fees, subsequently challenging the geographical inequality experienced with access to and use of high-quality scientific resources facilitating global social and scientific development. However access alone is not enough. In order to achieve gender equality within the global scientific community up-to-date teaching methods across classrooms are essential to prevent girls from turning away from scientific fields."