CFP: 2012 SIGMET Student Paper Contest

Chaoqun Ni chni at INDIANA.EDU
Mon Mar 5 18:19:42 EST 2012

Dear All,

Please submit to 2012 SIG/MET Student Paper Contest. Apologies
for cross-posting.

*2012 ASIS&T SIG/MET Student Paper Contest
SIG/MET, the Special Interest Group for the measurement of information
production and use ( of the American
Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T <>)
is pleased to announce its second student paper contest. The contest is
designed to recognize promising student research relating to the SIG.

SIG/MET seeks to encourages the development and networking of all those
interested in the measurement of information.  It is holding this contest
in order to promote amongst students the generation of new ideas and the
conduct of new research in metric-related topics, including bibliometrics,
scientometrics, informetrics, webometrics and other related domains.
EligibilityThe author of the paper contest must be a full-time student at
the time the paper is submitted, irrespective of whether they are members
of ASIS&T. Only single-authored manuscripts will be accepted, in order to
ensure that the work was conducted primarily by a student. SIG/MET reserves
the right to request proof of enrollment as part of the submission and
evaluation process. All submissions should be original and not have been
published in a journal, or been accepted by a journal, or be in the process
of being considered by a journal at the time they are submitted to this

ThemePapers could discuss theories, methods, policies, case studies, etc.
on different aspects of measurement of information production and use.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following core areas:
·         Metric-Related Theory
·         Methods and new techniques
·         Citation and co-citation analysis
·         Indicators
·         Altmetrics
·         Webometrics
·         Mapping & visualization
·         Research policy
·         Productivity & publications
·         Journals, databases and electronic publications
·         Collaboration/Co-authorship
·         Patent analysis
·         Knowledge and topic diffusion

There will be a winner, runner-up and, depending on the quantity of strong
papers, a number of commended papers. The judges will particularly reward
well-written, original research that has potential for publication in a
peer-reviewed journal or for presentation at a refereed conference.
PrizesThe winner and runner-up will be awarded a one-year individual
membership to ASIS&T and the winner will also be awarded a cash prize.
Authors of highly rated papers will be invited to submit a short
biographical piece to be featured on the SIG/MET Website. In addition, if
SIG/MET holds a pre-conference workshop at the 2012 Annual Meeting, these
authors will be invited to present their research at the workshop.
FormatThe SIG/MET student paper contest committee requires that submissions
are no longer than ten pages (including figures, tables and references) and
follow the template of 2012 ASIS&T annual conference. Detailed information
about the template is available at:
Submission & DeadlineAuthors are invited to submit manuscripts by midnight EST
on Sunday, the 30th April 2012, to the following website:
The students will be notified about the results by the end of May. If you
have any queries, please email Chaoqun Ni (chni at, or Carrie
Chang (carriehc at*
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