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Title: History and author analysis of the World Congresses on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production
Contributor(s): Van Eenennaam, A L (author); Hermesch, S  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2022
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-940-4_4
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It is almost fifty years since the first World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) was convened in Spain in 1974. This paper, targeted for the early-career scientist session, details the history and evolution of WCGALP, and outlines gender composition of the Permanent International Committee, session chairs, plenary and invited speakers, and authors. Data containing 24,351 author records from all WCGALP proceedings, and old programs were used for the analyses. In the early years, there were few women involved in any aspect of WCGALP, however, more recent congresses have featured an increasing proportion of women on WCGALP committees and serving as session chairs. Based on recent data, gender is not playing a determining role in selection of submitted papers for oral presentations. We recommend greater gender diversity on WCGALP committees and encourage early-career scientists to actively participate in WCGALP conferences to further increase the diversity of future congresses.

Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: 12th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 3 – 8 July, 2022
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, v.12, p. 66-69
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Place of Publication: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300305 Animal reproduction and breeding
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100499 Livestock raising not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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