ALPSP Seminar - The Evolution of Impact Metrics - London, 15 June 2009

Craig, Iain - Oxford iain.craig at WILEY.COM
Tue Mar 31 05:13:30 EDT 2009

This one day seminar, organised by ALPSP, may be of interest to the list. We have managed to attract a diverse range of internationally renown speakers, and the day promises to be a fascinating discussion of where we are heading in terms of the 'impact' of scholarly communication. Registration is now open, so book early to secure your place.

Measuring Up - the Evolution of Impact Metrics
British Institute of Radiology, 36 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AT
Monday 15 June 2009 (0930 - 1630)
Chair: Iain Craig, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK

New metrics characterising different facets of scholarly communication are emerging at an ever increasing rate. Analysis which was once only possible by a select few groups of specialists is now considered a routine exercise, and undertaken by publishers, funding agencies, libraries, consultants, even national governments.

This seminar will explore the evolution of Impact Metrics, examining strengths and weaknesses and the implications in a society increasingly focussed on measuring research quality. Moving forward from the Impact Factor, it will cover usage (download) measurements from the MESUR project; author level indices such as the Hirsch index and derivatives; and eigenvector (PageRank) style metrics such as the EigenFactor and the SCImago Journal Rank Indicator.

In addition, the seminar will address the fundamental nature of, and motivations driving, knowledge exchange and technology transfer; will present research from the group responsible for the bibliometrics behind HEFCE's Research Excellence Framework (REF) pilot; and will conclude with a consideration of what future metrics might look like, particularly in those areas not currently well served by existing ones.

Who should attend: publishers, journal editors, funding agencies, librarians, and any academic due to be evaluated in the post RAE 2008 environment.

Programme overview:

MESUR - Metrics from Scholarly Usage of Resources - Johan Bollen, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Metric research evaluation and publishing: citation, usage and access - Chris Armbruster, Max Planck Society
Performance Metrics - Empirical results on Hirsch's h-index and its variants - Lutz Bornmann, ETH Zurich
The UK Research Excellence Framework: bibliometric indicators and university research assessment - Jonathan Adams, Evidence
Measuring Knowledge and Technology Transfer in the STM Environment - Martin Meyer, University of Sussex
Metrics and reputation in a protean world - Geoff Bilder, CrossRef

Panel Discussion with all speakers taking part

The seminar will close with a networking reception (wine and nibbles)
For further details please follow:  or contact Diane French: info at<mailto:info at> (+44 (0)1827 709188)

Iain Craig
Analysis Manager - Bibliometrics
Research & Analysis Group

John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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