Stats

As an established international conference, NELS aims to attract and present the highest quality contemporary linguistic research of theoretical interest. As such, we are interested in the diversity of submissions and accepted presentations. Here we present statistics of the 46th NELS submissions. We hope that this presentation sheds some light into the submission and selection process, and that the data contributes to a broader conversation on diversity and representation in our field. We encourage other large conferences to also share such statistics.

All data was collected manually after all acceptance decisions were finalized. Information regarding authors’ gender was not requested at the time of the submission. Neither the gender nor the affiliation of authors were made known to abstract reviewers. Gender is presented using a male/female binary. We know that this is imperfect but believe that this information is still valuable.

There were 382 submitted abstracts, of which 50 were accepted as talks and 48 were accepted as posters. The overall acceptance rate was 26%. For gender distribution, please see the pie chart.


Abstract Submission Single-authored Joint-authored
Region Total Male Female All Male All Female Both
USA 198 85 65 20 5 23
Europe 74 26 22 5 4 17
Canada 43 9 16 3 3 8
Asia 41 19 10 3 3 6
Middle East 4 2 1 1 0 0
South America 1 0 1 0 0 0
Mixed regions 17 n/a n/a 4 2 11
Not specified 4 0 3 0 1 0
Total 382 141 118 38 20 65


Accepted Talks & Posters Single-authored Joint-authored
Region Total Male Female All Male All Female Both
USA 51 30 12 7 0 2
Europe 20 4 9 2 1 4
Canada 12 4 2 1 2 3
Asia 4 2 1 0 1 0
Middle East 1 1 0 0 0 0
South America 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mixed regions 10 n/a n/a 4 0 6
Total 98 41 24 14 4 15


Accepted Talks Single-authored Joint-authored
Region Total Male Female All Male All Female Both
USA 26 16 8 2 0 0
Europe 13 4 5 1 1 2
Canada 4 1 1 1 0 1
Asia 1 1 0 0 0 0
Middle East 1 1 0 0 0 0
South America 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mixed regions 5 n/a n/a 2 0 3
Total 50 23 14 6 1 6


Accepted Posters Single-authored Joint-authored
Region Total Male Female All Male All Female Both
USA 25 14 4 1 0 2
Europe 7 0 4 1 0 2
Canada 8 3 1 0 2 2
Asia 3 1 1 0 1 0
Middle East 0 0 0 0 0 0
South America 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mixed regions 5 n/a n/a 2 0 3
Total 48 18 10 8 3 9


Reviewers
Region Total Male Female
USA 99 54 45
Europe 52 30 22
Canada 50 24 26
Asia/Oceania 8 4 4
Middle East 4 1 3
South America 2 1 1
Total 215 114 101