Deadline Extended: 2012 SIGMET Student Paper Contest

Chaoqun Ni chni at INDIANA.EDU
Tue May 1 13:36:46 EDT 2012

> Please submit to 2012 SIG/MET Student Paper Contest. Apologies
> for cross-posting.
> *New Deadline: midnight EST on Tuesday, May 8, 2012*
> * 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.
> Purpose
> 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
> contest.
> Theme Papers 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
> Selection
> 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 Tuesday, the 8th May 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*
> Chaoqun Ni
> School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington
> 1320 E 10th Street, L012, Bloomington, IN 47405
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