About this Research Topic
At present, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. Long-standing biases and gender stereotypes discourage girls and women from pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research. Science and gender equality are, however, essential to ensure sustainable development as highlighted by UNESCO.
Although underrepresented, and often unacknowledged, female researchers have been crucial to scientific advances. In order to change traditional mindsets, gender equality must be promoted, stereotypes defeated, and girls and women should be encouraged to pursue STEM careers.
The Women in Physiology: 2022 series offers a platform to showcase women’s involvement in physiological research, together with their creativity, innovation and achievements. This Research Topic - Women in Developmental Physiology - will highlight the work led and achieved by women in the field of Developmental Physiology. Submissions covering any area falling within the scope of our Developmental Physiology section are welcome.
We strongly encourage the submission of manuscripts where the lead/last or corresponding author identifies as female, and we recommend early career researchers to team up with senior female colleagues. Co-authors can be of any gender.
Information on the description and formats of the different article types in Developmental Physiology is available at this website.
This Research Topic is part of the 'Women in Physiology' series. Other titles in this series are:
• Women in Metabolic Physiology: 2022
• Women in Environmental Physiology: 2022
• Women in Space Physiology: 2022
• Women in Winter Sports 2022
• Women in Avian Physiology: 2022
• Women in Exercise Physiology: 2021
• Women in Gastrointestinal Sciences: 2021
• Women in Integrative Physiology: 2021
• Women in Clinical and Translational Physiology: 2021
• Women in Invertebrate Physiology: 2021
Keywords: Embryo, Environment, Phenotypic Plasticity, Programming, Women, Developmental Physiology
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.