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KU LEUVEN and UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP announce the 18th International Conference on Scientometrics & Informetrics (ISSI2021) 12–15 July 2021, Leuven (Belgium) – VIRTUAL MEETING The Organizing Committee would like to invite participants to submit a contribution to the 18th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference to be held in Leuven, Belgium. Due to the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic situation and the resulting risks for planning and organizing a ful...

Promoting open science practices is a key ambition of Quantitative Science Studies (QSS), the official journal of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI), published by MIT Press. QSS is an open access journal and has recently been indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. It charges a relatively modest APC (USD 600 for ISSI members and USD 800 for others; covered by a subsidy from TIB if authors have no institutional support for APCs) and provides a transpare...

Over the last 15 years, we’ve witnessed an increase in the diversity of data sources which can be used for bibliometric analysis. Launched in 2018, the Dimensions database is a relative newcomer to the bibliometric space, but unavoidable due to the sheer size and heterogeneity of the sources: the database contains more than 109 million scholarly papers, 40 million patents, as well as datasets, grants, clinical trials, and policy documents. It indexes all scholarly documents that have a Digital ...

Quantitative Science Studies was launched on January 14, 2019 following the collective resignation of the Editorial Board from the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics. Thirteen months later, the journal released its first full issue, featuring 17 regular research articles as well as a special issue on bibliographic data sources. The journal continues in full swing, with more than a dozen articles in early view and two special issues nearing completion.  The first issue includes an inaugural...

The editorial board of Quantitative Science Studies (QSS), the official journal of the ISSI society, has started a new two-year term. In order to further strengthen and diversify the board, a number of new board members have been appointed. We are pleased to announce that the following colleagues have accepted our invitation to join the editorial board of QSS: Rodrigo Costas (Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands) Cinzia Daraio (Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy) Santo Fortunato (In...

In January this year, ISSI launched Quantitative Science Studies. This was the result of a conflict between the editorial board members of Journal of Informetrics and Elsevier, the publisher of the journal. The entire editorial board of Journal of Informetrics decided to resign and to work with ISSI and MIT Press to create Quantitative Science Studies (QSS). This post provides some updates on the development of QSS. During the past months, the editorial board of QSS and the publishing team at M...

We are delighted to welcome four new colleagues to the editorial board of Quantitative Science Studies: Dar-Zen Chen (National Taiwan University), Li Tang (Fudan University), Liying Yang (National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences), and Lin Zhang (Wuhan University). These colleagues were selected for their expertise and significant contributions to the field. In addition, we want the editorial board of Quantitative Science Studies to be representative of the scientific communities t...

In conjunction with its 17th International Conference to be held September 2-5, 2019 in Rome, Italy, the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) solicited nominations for the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to foster research in informetrics, including bibliometrics, scientometrics, webmetrics and altmetrics by encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research. We were very plea...

With a purpose of providing a platform for Chinese scholars to communicate with international counterparts in scientometrics and informetrics, the Institute of Information Resources Management of the School of Public Affairs at Zhejiang University hosted the International Forum on Quantitative Studies of Science and Technology on 14 April, 2019. Invited speakers included Prof. Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto from Indian University Bloomington (USA), Prof. Dr. Ludo Waltman and Dr. Vincent Traag from Leid...

Results of the Student Travel Award Competition for the 17th International Conference of the Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) In conjunction with its 17th International Conference to be held September 2-5, 2019 in Rome, Italy, the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) held its second Student Travel Award competition this year. Details about the application process, selection criteria and award are available here. The committee for the 2019 Student Tr...

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