[Sigmetrics] Final Call- SIGMET Student Paper Contest

Powell, Kimberly Robin krpowel at emory.edu
Tue Aug 23 17:19:30 EDT 2016

Deadline Extension till August 31, 2016!
Please find attached and below the 2016 Call for Student Papers from ASIS&T SIG/MET.  Please excuse any cross postings and feel free to distribute widely.  Please direct any questions regarding the contest or submission guidelines to Kim Powell at krpowel at emory.edu<mailto:krpowel at emory.edu>


Student Paper Contest

Are you tired of preparing papers which immediately migrate into professors' files never to been seen again?

Recover your papers and send your most promising to the 2016 ASIST SIG/MET Student paper contest!


SIG/MET (http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGMET/) seeks to encourage the development and networking opportunities of all those interested in the measurement of information. This contest is intended to foster student growth and promote the generation of new ideas and research in metric-related topics, including bibliometrics, scientometrics, informetrics, and altmetrics.


The first author of contest submissions must be a full-time student at the time of submission, irrespective of ASIS&T or SIG/MET membership. SIG/MET reserves the right to request proof of enrollment. Submissions should not be published work.


Papers should discuss theories, methods, policies, case studies, etc. on aspects of the measurement of information production and use. Topics could include:
* Metric-Related Theory
* Methods and new techniques
* Citation and co-citation analysis
* Indicators
* Information visualization
* Research policy

* Productivity
* Journals, databases and electronic publications
* Collaboration/Co-authorship
* Patent analysis
* Knowledge and topic diffusion
* Altmetrics


Papers will be reviewed by SIG/MET officers and advisors to the SIG/MET workshop. At least one winner will be chosen. In the past, we have also given commendation to other particularly outstanding papers. Selection criteria include the quality of the research, the presentation of the results, and the originality of the research question.


The winner will be awarded a one-year membership to ASIS&T and a cash prize sponsored by Elsevier. Authors of highly rated papers will be invited to present their research under their own expense at the SIG/MET workshop held October 14th, 2016 as part of the 2016 Annual ASIS&T Meeting (https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2016/) in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Submissions can be of any length and format, but should ideally reflect typical standards of a journal article (i.e., approximately 6,000 words and in an appropriate citation style for the social sciences) and be prepared in English.

Submission & Deadline

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts by midnight EST on Wednesday August 31, 2016, to the following website:


Authors will be notified about the results by September 9, 2016. For inquiries and further information please contact
Kim Powell (krpowel at emory.edu).


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