Women in science and society

Etxebeste Aduriz, Egoitz

Elhuyar Zientzia

Galarraga Aiestaran, Ana

Elhuyar Zientzia

This is your change number, reader. Aitziber Agirre Ruiz de Arkaute, who has been the timonel of the journal in recent years, has assumed other responsibilities in Elhuyar, and it has been the crew’s responsibility to maintain the motto. In the last pages we greet Agirre, but we would like to express our thanks in advance, because despite the fact that he has had to navigate in difficult waters, he has worked hard to get the boat on the right track, and he has succeeded.

In the same line is the number of March, which has just passed on 11 February and coincides with 8 March. Both are days of claim and we join both in Elhuyar magazine. Because it's clear to us that feminist science is better. On the one hand, because inclusive research involves more and more varied views. On the other hand, because it takes into account the needs of music groups that have so far been discarded. Also for its commitment to interdisciplinarity. The results are more complete and the processes more enriching. It can also be more attractive for future generations, as they can find close references.

More benefits can also be cited, but perhaps most importantly, it seeks to make the benefits for the whole of society. The same is what we are looking for on March 8, putting society where science is.

To fulfill our commitment to society, Elhuyar Journal has been working with a feminist vision for years. We have quantitative and qualitative objectives and we are achieving them step by step. For example, in 2021, among those who appeared as experts in the articles of the journal, there is absolute parity of patients. Moreover, the majority of experts are in the content of writing. This tells us where we can improve: In the works we collect in Tema Libre, men predominate. That is where we must act.

Moreover, we found it significant that for the first time in the new subscribers women are more than men. For us this is important, since since the journal was created most subscribers have been men. Now this trend is starting to balance.

With your cooperation we want to continue improving the journal. We hope that you will also find in this issue the principles and criteria we have discussed in this preamble and we will be happy to receive your suggestions, criticisms and proposals.

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