[Sigmetrics] Deadline extension till September 7: METRICS 2015 - ASIS&T WORKSHOP ON INFORMETRIC AND SCIENTOMETRIC RESEARCH

Isabella Peters ipe at informatik.uni-kiel.de
Mon Aug 31 19:03:42 EDT 2015

+++Apologies for cross-posting+++


Workshop sponsored by ASIS&T SIG/MET

ASIS&T 2015 Annual Meeting

Saturday, November 7th, 2015, 9:00am –5:00pm

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, US


The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for Metrics (SIG/MET) will host a workshop
prior to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for presentations and in-depth
conversations on (alt-) metric-related issues, including the latest
theories, approaches, applications, innovations, and tools. The workshop is
envisioned as a combination of short presentations, posters and open


SIG/MET is the Special Interest Group for the measurement of information
production and use. It encourages the development and networking of all
those interested in the measurement of information and, thus, encompasses
not only bibliometrics and scientometrics, but informetrics in a larger
sense including measurement of the Web and the Internet, applications
running on these platforms, and metrics related to network analysis,
visualization, and scholarly communication. Hence, metric research recently
expanded beyond traditional research products – such as articles and
citations – to include web-based products, such as blogs, tweets and other
social media, so-called altmetrics. These social media are changing some of
the ways research is being disseminated and, in turn, influences the field
of metrics. 


Research on metrics has been growing significantly over the last decades. In
addition to account for a significant proportion of the literature published
in core LIS journals, there is also a large proportion of metrics literature
published in general science journals as well as in medical journals. Recent
workshops on the topics have been largely successful. For instance, SIG/MET
already held five workshops at ASIS&T’s annual meetings that steadily
increased their number of attendees. As in previous years, the SIG
recognized outstanding student contributions, with one session devoted to
presenting these awards and presentations by the recipients. 


The 2015 workshop would continue in this vein and consolidate the work done
in previous iterations of the workshop. We propose to include presentations
from both established researchers and students, all done in an informal
setting where genuine exchanges can be made. The topics covered would
include the following but are not limited to:

-          Theories of the publication process, citations and social media
in scholarly communication 

-          New indicators and methods, especially altmetrics and social
media metrics 

-          Tools, platforms, research infrastructure - technological
development and metrics

-          Impact of indicators (evaluation, information retrieval, research
management, etc.) 

-          Metrics in a library, archive and other institutional setting

-          Open access, open science and metrics 

-          Limitations, misuses and adverse effects of metrics – the ethics
of metrics

-          The challenge of interdisciplinarity 

-          Visualizations of scholarly impact measures and analyses


Submissions should be in the form of a two-page extended abstract.
Conceptual, empirical, and works-in-progress will be accepted for
submission. Where appropriate, up to three figures/tables can be provided.

Two types of submissions will be accepted: posters and presentations. Please
indicate the type of submission in bold at the beginning of your submission.
The requirements for both formats are the same. 


Posters will provide scholars with a format for presenting works-in-progress
and works that are best presented visually. Every poster will be introduced
in a poster pitch-format.

The presentations will be an opportunity for researchers and professionals
to present and discuss research that is more fully developed.

The abstracts of accepted papers and posters as well as the presentation
slides will be published on figshare (http://figshare.com), that allocates
DOIs to uploaded content, and linked from the SIG/MET website to enhance
visibility and retrievability of presented research.

Please submit in .pdf, .doc or .docx to:


Peer-Review process 

Each submission will be reviewed and brief feedback will be given in
narrative format. 



This year Altmetric.com (www.altmetric.com) and Figshare have kindly offered
to award a cash prize for the best paper on research related to altmetrics
or social media metrics. 

Outstanding research papers from students will also be awarded in a Student
Paper Contest sponsored by Elsevier. The first author of the paper entered
into this contest must be a full-time student at the time of submission,
irrespective of ASIS&T or SIG/MET membership. For more information please
refer to

The winners of both awards will be selected by the SIG/MET officers from the
accepted submissions presented in St. Louis.


Important Dates

Submissions due: September 7, 2015

Notifications: September 15-20, 2015

Workshop: November 7th, 2015, 9:00am –5:00pm


Registration fees

The registration fee (early bird) includes wifi, coffee breaks and lunch:

$265 (SIG member with lunch) - $275 (non-member)



Isabella Peters (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Kiel,

Stefanie Haustein (University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada)

Chaoqun Ni (Simmons College, Boston, USA)

Kun Lu (University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA)

Tim Bowman (Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland)


With questions, please contact 

Isabella Peters (Chair, SIG/MET)

i.peters at zbw.eu



Professor of Web Science, CAU Kiel

ZBW – German National Library of Economics

Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

Düsternbrooker Weg 120

24105 Kiel


T: +49–431–8814–623 

M: +49–172–6747771

F: +49–431–8814–520 

E: i.peters at zbw.eu 



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