ESC Webinar – How to write successful journal manuscripts and convince the reviewer

The European Student Chapter (ESC) invites you to its next webinar on:

How to write successful journal manuscripts and convince the reviewer

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Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CEST (UTC 3:00 pm)

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Experienced reviewers and editors from information science and related fields will answer your questions and give you advice on how to improve your journal submissions and increase your manuscript’s chance to be published.

We are happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Dirk Lewandowski (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Prof. Dr. Loet Leydesdorff (Amsterdam School of Communications Research at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) & Prof. Dr. Isabella Peters (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics & Kiel University, Germany) will speak about their experiences from the reviewers point of view and hand out advice on writing better journal manuscripts.

Do you already have some questions in mind that you always wanted to ask your journal manuscripts reviewers? Then don’t hesitate to send them to s.hartmann@hhu.de or agnes.mainka@hhu.de until May 31, 2016. So we can make sure that the most relevant questions will definitely be answered by the speakers. The webinar is open and free to all. To join the webinar on June 15, 2016 please visit the following website https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/escwebinar_jun2016/ and enter your full name.

All information is also available on our website http://www.asis.org/Chapters/Student/esc.

About the Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Dirk Lewandowski

Dirk Lewandowski is a Professor of Information Research & Information Retrieval at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He studied library science at the School of Library Science in Stuttgart, as well as philosophy, information science, and media studies at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. His research interests are in Web Information Retrieval, search engine user behavior as well as the role that search engines play in the society. He authored and edited several books on that topic and is the editor of Aslib Journal of Information Management (formerly: Aslib Proceedings), an ISI-ranked information science journal. Furthermore he is an associate editor of Online Information Review and serves frequently as a reviewer for various journals.

Prof. Dr. Loet Leydesdorff

Loet Leydesdorff is a Professor in the Dynamics of Scientific Communication and Technological Innovation at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, a M.A. in Philosophy, and a M.Sc. in Biochemistry. His research interests are in the fields of systems theory, social network analysis, scientometrics, and the sociology of innovation. He has published extensively in these topics and also authored several books on theory and methods for understanding the dynamics of knowledge-based development. In addition, he is on the editorial boards of several journals since 1987, e.g. Scientometrics, Social Science Information, Cybermetrics, Journal of Informetrics, International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, and received the Derek de Solla Price Award for scientometrics in 2003. Since 2006 he has been Honorary Research Fellow at the Virtual Knowledge Studio of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and since 2007 Honorary Fellow of SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research of the University of Sussex.

Prof. Dr. Isabella Peters

Isabella Peters is a Professor of Web Science at the ZBW (German National Library of Economics) Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and Kiel University, Germany. She studied German Linguistics, German Literature, and Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. In her research she studies social media and Web 2.0 (with focus on user generated content), Science 2.0, scholarly communication on the social web, altmetrics, knowledge management and information retrieval. She reviews for a couple of international journals and conferences, e.g. PloS One, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Aslib Proceedings, Webology, Social Information Research, International Symposium of Information Science, Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Furthermore she is on the editorial board of the international peer-reviewed journal Webology.

Chapter Meeting at LIDA Conference, Zadar, 13 June 2016

Dear Chapter members,

there will be a joint meeting of European Chapter and Asian Pacific Chapter of ASIS&T  during the LIDA Conference in Zadar: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/

  • When: Monday,  13 June 2016, 18:30-19:30
  • Where: Main Building – Aula Magna
  • Who: hosted by Emil Levine

Everybody who is there is welcomed to join the meeting.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • volunteers for later elections
  • presence and activities at ASIS&T AM in Copenhagen
  • general information on chapter activities

Please send any further items you wish Emil to introduce at the meeting via emil.levine@a1.net.

ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Copenhagen – CfP

CfP – Pdf

2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Copenhagen, Denmark | Oct. 14-18, 2016

https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2016/\

Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives through Information & Technology
Information science and technology shape, and are shaped by, decisions, practices and policies that impact people, groups, organizations, governments and societies throughout the world.  The Annual Meeting (AM) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding how information and technology mediate the creation and use of knowledge within and across cultures and enhance lives.  Paper, poster, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and on the tools and techniques associated with these processes are welcome.
The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research and development from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T’s many special interest groups (SIGs).
Important Dates: (all deadlines are midnight, Greenwich Mean Time)

Papers
Submission of papers due: 17 April 2016
Notification regarding submitted papers:  23 May 2016
Submission of “revise & re-submit” papers due:  3 June 2016
Notification regarding “revise & re-submit” papers:  23 June 2016
Camera-ready accepted papers due:  25 July 2016

Panels and Workshops
Submission of panels and workshop proposals due:  3 May 2016
Notifications regarding submitted panels and workshops:  15 June 2016
Camera-ready accepted panels and workshop descriptions are due:  25 July 2016

Posters
Submission of posters due: 24 June 2016
Notifications regarding submitted posters: 30 July 2016
Camera-ready accepted posters are due: 10 August 2016
Submission site: https://www.conftool.pro/asist2016/
Final versions of accepted workshops and tutorials must be formatted according to guidelines provided at: https://www.asist.org/files/meetings/am16/AM16-Template-proceedings.pdf

ISIC: The Information Behaviour Conference

University of Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016

CfP – Pdf

The field of human information behaviour and practice is multidisciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information management, management science, psychology, social psychology, sociology, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines contributing to this field of investigation.

ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference intends to reflect this interdisciplinary character through attracting papers from researchers in all of these areas. The unifying characteristic, which we see as essential in developing a programme is the relationship between the needs or requirements of the information user, the means for the satisfaction of those needs and the uses to which those means are put in practice by organizations or disciplines.  Thus, papers that deal solely with technological aspects of system design, for example, will not be appropriate for the conference.

Themes of the conference include the following:

  1. Theories and models of information behaviour and information practice, including conceptualizations of the cognitive, affective, social and situational aspects of information needs, seeking, searching, use and sharing.
  2. Research approaches and methodologies, both interpretative and positivist, employing either qualitative or quantitative methods.
  3. Information behaviour and information practices in specific contexts:  e.g., in different sectors and organisations (health care, education, business, industry, the public services and government, the emergency services); in everyday life, and in virtual social networks (including social media, gaming and virtual worlds as arenas for information exchange).
  4. Collaborative information practices: communities, boundary spanning and innovation practices.
  5. Information use and value: the nature of information and how information is used to help solve problems, aid or support decision making
  6. Information behaviour and analytics (social media and enterprise analytics).
  7. Organizational structures and processes and information behaviour and practices.
  8.  The role of information in building and enhancing the adaptive capacity of organisations: strategy and information absorption, transformation and integration.
  9. The mediation of information behaviour: how human or software agents can respond to information needs.
  10.  The design of information delivery systems to meet information needs generally, or in organizational or disciplinary contexts, including social media and Web 2.0 developments such as blogs, wikis, e-learning platforms and open access information resources.
  11. The communication of information to users: relationship between communication theory and information behaviour, including, for example, the relationship of information architectures to information seeking behaviour and the design of information products based on sound communication principles.
  12.  Crossdisciplinary contributions: integrating studies on information seeking and interactive retrieval; integrating information science, management science and information systems.

For the 2016 Conference we shall be particularly interested in papers in any areas that address the connection between information research and information behaviour and practices. Also, analytical, rather than descriptive investigations, will be sought, with strong connections to previous work and to theoretical or conceptual frameworks.

 

Important Dates

Workshop proposals

  • Deadline for suggestions for workshops is extended to: February 15, 2016
  • Notification of Workshop proposal acceptance: February 29, 2016

Full and Short Papers and Posters

  • Deadline for submissions of Full and Short Papers and Posters is extended to: March 20, 2016
  • Notification of Full and Short Paper and Poster acceptance: April 30, 2016
  • Deadline for revised manuscripts (Full and Short Papers): May 31, 2016
  • Notification of Full and Short Paper and Poster final acceptance: June 15, 2016

Doctoral Workshop

  • Submission for Doctoral Workshop attendance: March 10, 2016
  • Notification of Doctoral Workshop acceptance : April 17, 2016
  • Deadline for final modified submission for Doctoral Workshop: June 20, 2016
  • Doctoral Workshop: September 20, 2016

Registration

  • Early bird Registration ends: July 15, 2016
  • Late Registration ends: August 20, 2016
  • Conference main programme: September 21-23, 2016

 

Paper Format

 Full papers

The maximum length of a full paper is 5 500 words (excluding the list of references). Full paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work.The full paper should be prepared by following the author guidelines (http://isic2016.com/?page_id=277)

 Short papers

ISIC 2016 also solicits short papers. Similar to full papers, short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages. Characteristics of short papers include:

  • A small, focused contribution
  • Work in progress

The maximum length of a short paper is 2 000 words (excluding the list of references). The short paper should be prepared by following the author guidelines (http://isic2016.com/?page_id=277)

Poster presentation

Posters provide an opportunity for an informal presentation featuring “give and take” with conference attendees. Presenting a poster is also a good way in which to discuss and receive feedback on a work in progress that has not been fully developed into a paper. The topic of a poster presentation is not limited. However, the topic should be relevant to the themes of the conference specified above.

Poster presentations at ISIC2016 will be competitive and if your proposal is accepted, your poster will be displayed in a poster session during the conference. You will be expected to present your poster at that time. At least one author for each accepted poster must register for and attend the conference.

The format for the Poster proposal should follow the guidelines:

(http://isic2016.com/?page_id=277 )

Workshop

We invite proposals for Workshops to be held at the ISIC 2016 Conference. All proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the ISIC2016 Conference Organisation Office (isic2016@unizd.hr ) as a .pdf document, no later than February 15, 2016. Please follow the guidelines for Workshop proposals (http://isic2016.com/?page_id=812)

 

Paper presentation

Paper presentation format in the conference includes 30 minutes for full papers and 20 minutes for short papers.

 Doctoral Workshop

We also invite doctoral students to submit an application for participation in the Doctoral Workshop held in conjunction with the Conference on Tuesday, 20 September 2016.

Please follow the guidelines for Doctoral Workshop Submission

(http://isic2016.com/?page_id=859)

Conference proceedings

Full and short papers presented in the conference will be considered for publication in Information Research –   a peer-reviewed international electronic journal (http://www.informationr.net/ir/)

CfP Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA)

Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA): 13-17 June 2016, Zadar, Croatia

Authors are invited to submit paper abstracts (up to 1500 words); poster, panel, demonstration, workshop, dissertation (PhD forum) and student showcase abstracts (up to 750 words) to the conference Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA) which will be held at the University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia, 13-17 June 2016.

Deadline for all abstract submissions is 1 February 2016.

Call for Papers

Chapter Meeting at AM in St. Louis

Following the tradition of meeting European colleagues during the AM, our chair Isabella would like to invite you to an informal get-together at the Red Kitchen & Bar (in the conference hotel) on November 8, 2015 at 8:30pm (after the Welcome Reception and the SIGRush).

Topics to discuss:
*activities at AM16 in Copenhagen
*chapter promotion
*future of chapter workshop
*etc.

Please let Isabella know what she should add to the agenda.

CfP: CoLIS9 in Uppsala June 27-29, 2016. Deadline Jan 15, 2016

We invite authors to submit research papers (up to 5000 words), short research papers (up to 3000 words), panels, workshops, alternative events and posters to the 9th conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) held in Uppsala, Sweden June 27-29, 2016.

Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) is a series of international conferences aiming to provide a broad forum for the exploration and exchange of ideas in the field of Library and Information Science, Information Studies, and related disciplines. It welcomes diverse contributions offering empirical, theoretical and historical perspectives. The 9th conference in the series is organised by the Department of ALM, Uppsala University and Division of ALM, Lund University.

Three keynote lectures by

  • Prof. Geoffrey Bowker,  University of California, Irvine, USA
    “Distributed and Potential Memory: remembering in an age of total recall”
  • Prof. Louise Limberg, University of Borås, Sweden
    “Analysing or synthesising Library and Information Science : Sketching past achievements, current happenings and future prospects”
  • Prof. Pamela McKenzie, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    “Context” in context: twenty years of an everyday concept in LIS/IS

Consult the full Call for papers available at http://www.abm.uu.se/colis9/cfp for details about submissions, and the conference.

Deadline for all submissions (apart from the doctoral forum) is Jan 15, 2016.

Questions regarding paper submissions incl. posters should be directed to Dr. Isto Huvila (firstname.lastname@abm.uu.se). Questions regarding panels, workshops and other formats should be directed to Dr. Jutta Haider (firstname.lastname@kultur.lu.se).

Questions about the conference should be sent to the conference chair Kerstin Rydbeck (firstname.lastname@abm.uu.se) or the co-chair Olof Sundin (firstname.lastname@kultur.lu.se)

CoLIS9 is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoLIS9

Student membership awards

Thanks to an anonymous donation, seven student membership have been awarded to students nominated by country representatives and officers of the European Chapter. The awards are made based on publications in major information science journals and active participation in Chapter events.

The awardees are:

  • Farhan Ahmad MSc., doctoral candidate at Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Ivana Dejanović, Faculty of Philosophy, Osijek, Croatia
  • Maria Henkel, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Peter Kraker, Know-Center, Graz, Austria
  • Agnes Mainka (PhD Student), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Liliana Melgar, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  • Leonidas Papachristopoulos, PhD student in the Department of Archives, Library and Museum Studies, Ionian University, Greece

We would like to congratulate the awardees and wish them a wonderful year!  We would also like to thank the donor for his/her generous donations again.