Journal of Informetrics Wins 2008 ALPSP Award for Best New Journal

Leo Egghe leo.egghe at UHASSELT.BE
Tue Oct 7 08:20:12 EDT 2008

Journal of Informetrics Wins 2008 ALPSP Award for Best New Journal


Cutting Edge Journal of Informetrics Wins Accolades and 

“Expands Boundaries”



Amsterdam, September 17th, 2008 – Elsevier is delighted to announce that the
Journal of Informetrics (JOI) is the winner of the 2008 Association of
Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) award for Best New
Journal. The distinguished ALPSP award is open to journals launched within
the past 3 years and considers a range of attributes including high quality
peer reviewed articles.  


Edited by Leo Egghe, JOI is in its second year of publication and has
published a wide range of high quality articles from leading authors across
all fields of information science, several of which have policy implications
for research evaluation. JOI has been accepted by ISI/Thomson for inclusion
in the Social Science Citation Index and will receive its first Impact
Factor in 2009. 


Over 3,700 institutions worldwide have online access to the full text of the
journal and it is included within the UN HINARI, AGORA and OARE initiatives,
providing free and low cost access to the journal in developing countries.
JOI is also currently experimenting with new e-tools including links to the
2Collab social network (, the ability to publish
supplementary data sets and models, and engaging with ontologies for the
advancement of understanding in the fields the journal serves.


According to Eugene Garfield, Chairman Emeritus ISI, President The Scientist
LLC, Past President ASIS&T, “By lowering the barriers between these fields,
expanding the boundaries of bibliometric research, and contributing to the
increased degree of ‘exactness’ of informetrics, this journal will make a
valuable contribution to the research community.”


Diane Cogan, Elsevier Publishing Director, remarked, “Given the increased
focus on measurement, the creation of the H and G indices, and sustained
growth in articles, JOI represents an invaluable home for leading research
in this field.”


Commenting on the honor, Tony Roche, Elsevier Publisher of JOI noted, "This
award is especially pleasing as Elsevier has worked hard to develop a
journal which meets a real need within the research community.”



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About Journal of Informetrics 

The mission of JOI is to focus upon fundamental quantitative aspects of
information science, ‘hardening’ the field and lowering barriers between
neighboring disciplines. To date, the journal has published a stream of high
quality articles, several of which may have policy implications for research
evaluation.  The journal, although limited to metrics aspects, has a broad
scope: in principle, all quantitative analysis of original problems in
information science are within the scope of JOI
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About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. Working in partnership with the global
science and health communities, Elsevier’s 7,000 employees in over 70
offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per
year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products,
such as   ScienceDirect,   MD Consult,   Scopus, bibliographic databases,
and online reference works. 


Elsevier is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of   Reed Elsevier Group plc, a
world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science
and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed
Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users,
with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed
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Press release:

Date Sept 19th 2008

Contact Tony Roche, Publisher

Phone +44 1865 84 3471

E-mail t.roche at




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