About this Research Topic
We are proud to launch our Women in Aging Research Topic, a dedicated space to honor and celebrate the women behind impressive research in the Aging field, led by our very own Women Specialty Chief Editors of Frontiers in Aging.
The pandemic has, unfortunately, impacted women more than men and has resulted in a reduction in the academic output from women. Though there are an increasing number of women studying STEM subjects this fails to trickle up to the tenure-track positions, with only 34.3% of professors being female in the United States, in 2018. Outdated stereotypes, inflexibility and a lack of female peers in the workplace have slowed progress, however as the world actively chooses to challenge these traditions the outstanding achievements made by women in research are being recognized.
For the population in the Aging lens, older women’s health is less studied than that of reproductive health making accessible good healthcare for older women a challenge to find.
In honor of International Women’s Day, the Specialty Chief Editors of Frontiers in Aging are creating a space to celebrate the work of and spotlight excellent female researchers in the Aging Research field. In this topic we aim to highlight the work achieved/led by women in the field of Aging Research covering, but not limited to:
- Perspectives on the future of Aging Research
- Aging Research and its impact on older women
- Articles spotlighting excellent female led contributions to the field of Aging
- Perspectives on a specific field of Aging research inspired, started or sparked by a woman
- Research on gender disparities in healthcare in aging
- The differences in women’s aging mechanisms
- Submissions from minority groups are encouraged as we aim to have a global representation.
We strongly encourage the submission of manuscripts where the lead and/or corresponding author is female, and we recommend early career researchers to team up with senior female colleagues. However, we will welcome the submission of any article within the scope above irrespective of gender.
Keywords: Women in Science, Aging Research, Women in Aging, Aging, Women, STEM
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.