ISSI Paper of the Year Award - 2021

The International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) Paper of the Year award was established by the 2016 ISSI Board of Directors to stimulate and recognize high quality research in the field of scientometrics and informetrics.

Eligibility. Nominated papers must be published in the year of the nomination or in the two previous years. Publication can be defined as posting a preprint, acceptance and online publication in a journal, or final publication of a work. The authors of the paper do not need to be members of ISSI.

Nomination. Any paper relevant to the field of scientometrics and informetrics can be nominated, without restriction to specific journals. However, only members of ISSI are eligible to nominate papers and nominations must be made by April 30, 2021. The nomination must include a short text (no more than 500 words) explaining the importance of the contribution.

Evaluation. The ISSI Board will appoint a subcommittee of five members to determine the validity of the nominations, and to evaluate the contributions of the papers to the field of scientometrics and informetrics. Selection will be based on the quality of the papers and the arguments made by the nominators in the nomination packet. One winning paper and a maximum of two runner-up papers will be selected.

Announcement and award. Awardees will be notified no later than June 1st. Awardees will be announced in the ISSI Newsletter and notification of the winners will be sent to the editors of Scientometrics, Journal of Informetrics, and Quantitative Science Studies, to encourage recognition in these venues. Notification will also be sent to the journal in which the work was published. The author(s) of the award-winning paper will formally receive their award (virtually) at the ISSI 2021 conference and will be invited to present on their award-winning work. Conference registration will be provided for one presenter from the award-winning paper.

Submission of materials (nominated paper and short text) must be sent to Vincent Lariviere no later than April 30, 2021.

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