Conference

Last month, the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) convened in Wuhan, China for the International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI2017). This biennial event provides the community with the opportunity to sustain and create new relationships, celebrate the accomplishments of our scholars, and learn about the latest research in the field. It was an unforgettable week. The speeches on the opening day acknowledged the shoulders of giants on which ou...

In science, reproducibility is key for making systematic progress. Scientometrics is no exception to this. The reproducibility of scientometric research was the topic of a workshop held in the afternoon of 17th October 2017 at the 16th ISSI Conference, in Wuhan, China, attracting about 50 participants. The workshop sought to kick off the debate whether and in what way the reproducibility of research in scientometrics may be endangered, and if so, what to do to address the problem.  The workshop...

In one week from today, the ISSI community will be meeting in Wuhan, China for the 16th International Conference on Scientometrics & Informetrics. An examination of the program demonstrates that traditional topics are well represented, with several sessions on citation analysis, collaboration, indicators, and patents. Contemporary topics, such as altmetrics, visualization, and topic modeling, are also prominent. Mathematical issues—like modeling and network science—appear as well as the more...

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