Metrics 2012

Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research
Baltimore, Maryland
October 26, 2012: 9a.m.-5p.m.

The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for Metrics (SIG/MET) will host a workshop on Friday, October 26, 2012 preceding the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Baltimore. This workshop will provide an opportunity for presentations and in-depth conversations on metric-related issues, including the latest theories, approaches, applications, innovations, and tools. Submissions in any area of metrics research will be accepted for review. The workshop is envisioned as a combination of short presentations and open discussion.

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. It encompasses not only bibliometrics, scientometrics, informetrics and webometrics , but also measurement of the Web and the Internet, applications running on these platforms, and metrics related to network analysis, visualization, and scholarly communication.

The workshop is endorsed by the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) and sponsored by Elsevier.


Time Event

Registration and poster viewing

Feifei Wang and Junping QiuPoster: Influence analysis of core authors in scientometrics from an integrated perspective of publication and citation

R. Christopher DotyPoster: Tenure-track science faculty and the "open access citation effect"

Citation analysis session

Katherine McCainAssessing obliteration by incorporation using a full-text database: Herbert Simon, JSTOR and the concept of bounded rationality

Gali Halevi and Henk MoedThe use of contextual citation analysis to disclose the thematic and conceptual flow of cross-disciplinary research: the case of the Journal of Informetrics 2007

Fereshteh DidegahThe determinants of research citation impact in nanoscience and nanotechnology (SIGMET student paper contest winner)

Hamid DarvishAssessing the diffusion of nanotechnology in Turkey: a visualization approach

Break and poster viewing

Indicators and Methods

Dietmar WolframWork in Progress: Assessing journal similarity based on citing journal topicality

Staša MilojevićCognitive domains of disciplines - a new method for measuring domain's size and evolution

Peter van den BesselaarTowards theoretically based indicators of interdisciplinarity

Laura ShebleResearch synthesis: Overview of an intersection with ILS (SIGMET student paper contest winner)

Lunch break and poster viewing


Judit Bar-IlanJASIST - a bibliometric and altmetric characterization

Jiepu Jiang, Chaoqun Ni and Daqing HeAltmetrics and social reference: Merely fads?

Vincent Larivière, Benoit Macaluso, Staša Milojević, Cassidy Sugimoto, and Mike ThelwallOn the scientific impact of ArXiv: A case study of astrophysics

Break and poster viewing


Original Call for Abstracts


Submissions should be in the form of two-page extended abstracts or position papers (up to 1000 words excluding references, tables, and figures). A structured abstract is preferred, but not required. 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.

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Peer Review Process

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

Important Dates:

Submissions due: August 14, 2012
Notifications: August 28, 2012
Workshop: October 26, 2012

Registration Fees:

The registration fee is $105 for ASIST/ISSI members and $65 for students and will include wifi, two refreshments and lunch.

With questions, please contact:
Staša Milojević
Chair, SIG/MET
smilojev [ at ] indiana [ dot ] edu