Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research
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.
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.
Poster: Measuring a research dimension of academic mentoring
Poster: Conversion of reproductive biology meeting abstracts to publications
Charting the rise of the zebrafish as a model organism: Persistent co-author networks, 1980-2004
Measuring scholarly collaboration in Southeast Asia: A bibliometric study
Measuring nursing publication impact and faculty metrics: Web of Science vs Scopus
Measuring identities and differences in epistemic communities in political sub-reddits: A novel-machine-learning-based metric
The assessment of journal similarity using citation journal topicality: Results from two investigations
Combining author co-citation and bibliographic coupling analyses for the study of research trends
Document retrieval method using random walk with restart on co-citation network
Modelling article citation impact factors using an integrated statistical method
Mendeley readership altmetrics for the social sciences and humanities: Research evaluation and knowledge flows
Cognitive distance and peer review: A study of a grant scheme in infection biology
#twinkletweet: Hashtag use of astrophysicists on Twitter
Doctoral mentoring and protégé scholarly performance: A preliminary examination in Sociology
Classifying motivations for research blog posts—preliminary results
The role of handbooks in knowledge creation and diffusion: A case of science studies
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:
Journal of Medieval History
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 http://www.softconf.com/asis/SIG-Metrics/
Each submission will be reviewed and brief feedback will be given in narrative format.
Submissions due: August 15, 2013
September 1, 2013 September 10, 2013
November 1, 2013 November 2, 2013
With questions, please contact
Cassidy R. Sugimoto
sugimoto [at] indiana [dot] edu