[Sigmetrics] ISSI paper of the year award!

Cassidy R. Sugimoto cassidysugimoto at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 09:25:04 EDT 2016

Have you read an excellent scientometric or informetric paper recently?
Nominate it for the ISSI Paper of the Year award! Self-nominations are
welcome. Nominations are due today! Details below.


We would like to invite nominations for the first annual International
Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) Paper of the Year award.
The goal of this award, established by the 2016 ISSI Board of Directors, is
to stimulate and recognize high quality research in the field of
scientometrics and informetrics.

*Eligibility*. *The paper must be published in 2015 or 2016*. Publication
can be defined as posting a preprint, acceptance and online publication in
a journal, or final publication of a work. A paper cannot be nominated more
than twice for the award. The authors of the paper do not need to be
members of ISSI.

*Nomination*. Any paper on a topic in the field of scientometrics and
informetrics can be nominated, without restriction to specific journals.  *Only
members of ISSI are eligible to nominate papers and nominations must be
made by August 1, 2016*.  *The nomination must include a short text (no
more than 500 words) explaining the importance of the contribution.
Nominations should be emailed to Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto, President of
ISSI, at **sugimoto at indiana.edu* <sugimoto at indiana.edu>*. *

*Selection*. The ISSI Board will appoint a subcommittee of no more than
five members and chaired by the President of ISSI, to determine the
validity of the nominations and to select ten papers to forward to the ISSI
membership for voting. Selection will be based on the quality of the papers
and the arguments made by the nominators in the nomination packet.

*Voting*. Electronic ballots will be sent to all members of ISSI, who will
be provided with the full bibliographic material as well as links to the
nomination material for each of the ten selected papers. Each member will
be allowed to cast three ranked votes across the set, with the top ranked
choice receiving three points, the second ranked choice two points, and the
three ranked choice one point. The paper receiving the most votes will be
selected as the Paper of the Year. Two runner-up papers will also be

*Announcement and award*. Awardees will be notified no later than *November
1, 2016*. Awardees will be announced in the ISSI Newsletter and
notification of the winners will be sent to the editors of *Scientometrics*
and *Journal of Informetrics*, to encourage recognition in these venues.
Notification will also be sent to the journal in which the work was
published. Awardees will formally receive their award in ceremony at the
2017 ISSI conference in China and will be invited to present on their award
winning work, if this work has not been previously presented at ISSI.
Conference registration will be provided for one presenter.

Cassidy R. Sugimoto, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University Bloomington
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