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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...

On January 14, the resignation of the editorial board of Journal of Informetrics (JOI) was announced. There were fundamental disagreements between the editorial board and Elsevier, the publisher of JOI, about ownership, open access, and open citations. As a result of this, the editorial board decided to resign and to launch a new journal, Quantitative Science Studies (QSS). The new journal is owned by the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) and published by MIT Press...

The International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics ends support for Journal of Informetrics, launches new open-access journal Quantitative Science Studies. Read more >

 

Over the last few years, the editorial board of the Journal of Informetrics (JOI) has grown increasingly dissatisfied with Elsevier’s actions and policies. While some of those have specific effects on our field—such as Elsevier’s refusal to participate in the Initiative for Open Citation (I4OC)—others are affecting all fields of science—such as its restrictive open access policies and prohibitive subscription costs. The editorial board of JOI expressed these concerns to Elsevier on numerous occa...

Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Dakota S. Murray, and Vincent Larivière Two years ago, an advocacy group called the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) began the ambitious agenda of making citations open to the world. They worked arduously with a subset of receptive publishers—subscription-based and open-access, commercial and non for profit—to change the status of references contained in Crossref from closed to open. By the official launch of the initiative in April 2017, they were able to report impre...

We would like to invite you to consider submitting your manuscript to Data and Information Management(DIM). DIM aims to promote cross-disciplinary data-driven information management research, especially targeting large scale datasets in scientific/academic, government and business domains. The journal focuses on innovative theories and technologies related to data and information processing. Once a research paper is accepted, the author(s) will receive a honorarium of USD 1,000. As a top up of...

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