Quantitative Science Studies

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...

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...

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...

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