Metrics 2013

Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research
Montreal, Canada
November 1, 2013 November 2, 2013: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for Metrics (SIG/MET) will host a workshop on Saturday, November 2, 2013 (9am – 5pm) preceding the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada. 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.

New to this workshop will be the introduction of a shared dataset from Elsevier as part of the Elsevier Bibliometrics Research Program. Following the presentation, registered participants will be invited to participate in analyzing the shared dataset. (More details below.)

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, webometrics and informetrics, but also measurement of the Web and the Internet, applications running on these platforms, and metrics related to network analysis, visualization, scholarly communication.

Registration fees

Elsevier has also generously offered to subsidize student participation in the workshop. To this end, all student registrants will receive at least 50% discount on registration and will possibly be reimbursed for the entire amount (depending on the number of student registrants). The registration fee for ASIST and ISSI members is $150 and includes wifi, two meals, and small snacks.



Registration and poster viewing

Jongwook LeePoster: Measuring a research dimension of academic mentoring

Burak ÖzkösemPoster: Conversion of reproductive biology meeting abstracts to publications

Application of metrics (20 minutes each)

Katherine McCainCharting the rise of the zebrafish as a model organism: Persistent co-author networks, 1980-2004

Songphan ChoemprayongMeasuring scholarly collaboration in Southeast Asia: A bibliometric study

Kimberly Powll & Shenita PetersonMeasuring nursing publication impact and faculty metrics: Web of Science vs Scopus


New measures (15 minutes each)

Bradford DemarestMeasuring identities and differences in epistemic communities in political sub-reddits: A novel-machine-learning-based metric

Dietmar Wolfram & Feifei WangThe assessment of journal similarity using citation journal topicality: Results from two investigations

Dangzhi Zhao & Andreas StrotmannCombining author co-citation and bibliographic coupling analyses for the study of research trends

Masaki EtoDocument retrieval method using random walk with restart on co-citation network

Announcement of student paper award winners

Student paper award presentations (20 minutes each)

Fereshteh Didegah & Mike ThelwallModelling article citation impact factors using an integrated statistical method

Ehsan Mohammadi & Mike ThelwallMendeley readership altmetrics for the social sciences and humanities: Research evaluation and knowledge flows

Qi Wang & Ulf SandstromCognitive distance and peer review: A study of a grant scheme in infection biology

Lunch break

Beyond the journal article (15 minutes each)

Timothy Bowman, Isabella Peters, Stefanie Haustein, & Kim Holmberg#twinkletweet: Hashtag use of astrophysicists on Twitter

Chaoqun Ni & Cassidy R. SugimotoDoctoral mentoring and protégé scholarly performance: A preliminary examination in Sociology

Hadas Shema, Judit Bar-Ilan, & Mike ThelwallClassifying motivations for research blog posts—preliminary results

Staša Milojević, Cassidy Sugimoto, Vincent Larivière, Mike Thelwall, & Ying DingThe role of handbooks in knowledge creation and diffusion: A case of science studies


Presentation of and workshop with Elsevier data (Gali Halevi)

Elsevier will be providing a dataset containing a variety of information relating to Arts & Humanities journals. The set will cover 56 Elsevier journals as follows:

Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia
Assessing Writing
Boletín de AELFA
Cognitive Science
Computer Speech & Language
Computers and Composition
Discourse, Context & Media
English for Specific Purposes
The ESP Journal
Explorations in Economic History
Frontiers of Architectural Research
Historia Mathematica
History of European Ideas
The History of the Family
International Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship
The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Investigaciones de Historia Económica - Economic History Research
Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
Journal of Archaeological Science
Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
Journal of Communication Disorders
Journal of English for Academic Purposes
Journal of Eurasian Studies
Journal of Fluency Disorders
Journal of Historical Geography
Journal of King Saud University - Languages and Translation
Journal of Marine and Island Cultures

Journal of Medieval History
Journal of Memory and Language
Journal of Neurolinguistics
Journal of Phonetics
Journal of Pragmatics
Journal of Second Language Writing
Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior
Journal of Voice
Language & Communication
Language Sciences
Linguistics and Education
Museum Management and Curatorship
New Scientist
Political Geography
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Revista de Logopedia, Foniatría y Audiología
Russian Literature
Speech Communication
Studies in Communication Sciences
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Telematics and Informatics

For each journal, Elsevier will supply the following data for the last 3 years: Bibliographic data (Authors, Title, Year, Source title, Volume, Issue, Cited by, Affiliations, Abstract, Language, Art. No., Page start, Page end, Page count, Author keywords, Index keywords) and Usage: (# of downloads per article). Workshop attendees will be free to analyze and retain these data.

Original Call for Abstracts


Submissions should be in the form of a two-page structured 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.

Submit in .pdf or .doc to

Peer-Review Process

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

Important Dates

Submissions due: August 15, 2013
Notifications: September 1, 2013 September 10, 2013
Workshop: November 1, 2013 November 2, 2013

With questions, please contact
Cassidy R. Sugimoto
Chair, SIG/MET
sugimoto [at] indiana [dot] edu