ISSI Newsletter

The ISSI Newsletter (ISSN 1998-5460) is the most up-to-date source of information on items of current interest to members of the society. The aim of the ISSI Newsletter is to enhance communication among the society members and to help to bridge the gap between the daily flood of unfiltered information and the formal communication of scientific publishing. Instead of disseminating information in impersonal terms, the editors’ aim is to carefully select, bundle and present relevant information in an individual form along with contributions of common interest. Contributions are organised according to the categories editorial, letter to the editor, item about individuals, interviews, book review, literature alert, short communication, discussion paper, event announcement and report, and advertisement. Relevant information is collected by the editors, submitted contributions are moderated and reviewed by the board.

The ISSI Newsletter appears quarterly, and the latest number is available to all society members in a good standing. Older issues are archived and open to the broad public.

2017

Newsletter #51: volume 13 number 3 September 2017 (members only)

Newsletter #50

Editorial: New ISSI website
Conference Call: 22nd Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics & Research Policy
Conference Report: COLLNET 2017 Conference Report
News & Announcements: Introducing Philippe Mongeon, Awardee (2017) of the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship
Short Communications & Articles: Eustache Mêgnigbêto: Modelling the Triple Helix Relationships with Game Theory: The Rules of the Game

 

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Newsletter #50: volume 13 number 2 June 2017

Newsletter #50

Editorial: 2017 ISSI Elections
Announcement: Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis
Journal Review: The overview of Journal of Data and Information Science (IDIS)
Interview: Introducing the Derek De Solla Price Awardee of 2017: Judit Bar-Ilan
Short Communications & Articles: Liwen Vaughan & Wolfgang Glänzel: Informetrics Methods Applied to Cancer Research
Short Communications & Articles: Lin Zhang: LINMO (林墨): Help Scientists Better Understand Themselves

 

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Newsletter #49: volume 13 number 2 April 2017

Newsletter #49

Editorial: Obituary Eugene Garfield (1925—2017)
Call for papers: STI 2017—Paris Open indicators: Innovation, Participation and Actor-based STI Indicators
Article: Mehmet Ali Abdulhayoglu: The Challenge of Combining Various Data Sources for Bibliometric Use
Article: Bart Thijs: Drakkar: A Graph Based All-Nearest Neighbour Search Algorithm for Bibliographic Coupling

 

 

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Newsletter #48: volume 13 number 1 January 2017

Newsletter #48: volume 13 number 1 22- January 2017

Conference report: Seminar Report on the VIII International Seminar on the Quantitative and Qualitative Study of Science and Technology “Professor Gilberto Sotolongo Aguilar”
Workshop report: The 21st Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics & Research Policy
Workshop report: Metrics 2016 SIG/MET Annual Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research
Call for papers: [BIR@ECIR 2017] 5th International Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
Article: R. Rousseau & S. Rousseau: Scientometric Inequality in Science and the Possible Rise of Scientific Agents

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2016

Newsletter #47: volume 12 number 3 September 2016

Editorial: Scientometrics 2.0—And Beyond? Background, Promises, Challenges and Limitations
News: Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T): The Award of Merit
Conference report: Identification, Location and Temporal Evolution of Topics. Data and Algorithm comparison of Approaches
Conference report: esss 2016: Not a Bit of a Seven-year Itch
Article: W. Glänzel & L. Zhang: Scientometric Research Assessment in the Developing World: A Tribute to Michael J. Moravcsik from the Perspective of the 21st Century

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Newsletter #46: volume 12 number 2 June 2016

Editorial: ISSI President’s Update 2016
News: ISSI Paper of the Year Award
News: ISSI Student Travel Award
Call for papersVIII International Seminar on the Quantitative and Qualitative Study of Science and Technology “prof. Gilberto Sotolongo Aguilar”
Call for papersAltmetrics16
Book review: Scientometrics: Quantitative Methods for Library and Information Science
Article: A. Pratap: The AP-Index: Within and beyond Hirsch Core

 

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Newsletter #45: volume 12 number 1 March 2016

News: The World of Models and Metrics—A Festschrift on the Occasion of András Schubert’s 70th Birthday
Call for papers: AESIS: Network for the Assessment & Evaluation of the Societal Impact of Science. The Impact of Science Conference
Call for papers: The 21st Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy
Call for papers: 12th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & 17th COLLNET Meeting
Article: J. Gorraiz et al.: Galton 2016: The Bibliometric Journey Continues

 

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2015

Newsletter #44: volume 11 number 4 December 2015

Editorial: Inauguration Address of Cassidy R. Sugimoto, New President of ISSI
Conference report: esss 2015: And the Success Story of Bibliometric Education Continues
News: Ronald Rousseau is Awarded an Honorary Professorship by Zhejiang University
Article: R. Rousseau: The Tip of the Chinese Publication Iceberg

 

 

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Newsletter #43: volume 11 number 3 September 2015

Conference report: Report on the 20th STI Conference (by Benedetto Lepori)
Conference report: After ISSI 2015 (by Almıla Akdağ Salah & Albert Ali Salah)
News: Peter Ingwersen— Awardee of the 2015 Tony Kent Strix Award
Article: F. Y. Ye & R. Rousseau: Einstein’s Great Idea and Its Impact: On the 100th Anniversary of General Relativity
Article: B. Thijs, W. Glänzel & M. Meyer: Studying the Structure of “Information Systems” Research Using Some Improvement of Lexical Similarities through Noun Phrases Extraction in Hybrid Document Clustering

 

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Newsletter #42: volume 11 number 2 June 2015

Editorial: ISSI: 2007—2015 (by Ronald Rousseau)
News: Results of the ISSI 2015 Elections
News: AESIS: The Launch of a new international Network on Science Impact Assessment
Book review: Theories of Informetrics and Scholarly Communciation. A Festschrift in Honor of Blaise Cronin
Article: L. Wang, B. Thijs & W. Glänzel: Characteristics of International Collaboration in Sport Sciences Publications and Its Influence on Citation Impact

 

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Newsletter #41: volume 11 number 1 March 2015

Editorial: Board Member & President Nominations
Conference calls: International Conference “Impact of Science”— Measuring and Demonstrating the Societal Impact of Science
Conference calls: The 20th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy
News: Peter Ingwersen Received his Third Honorary Doctorate
Interview: Introducing the Derek De Solla Price Awardee of 2015: Mike Thelwall
Article: E. Mêgnigbêto: Profiles of Six OECD Countries with Regard to Mutual Information and Transmission Power
Article: P.S. Chi, B. Thijs, W. Glänzel: The Challenges to Embody a New Data Source: The Book Citation Index

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2014

Newsletter #40: volume 10 number 4 December 2014

Editorial: W. Glänzel & S. Heeffer: ISSI Newsletter Coming of Age
Conference reports: Report on the 19th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators
Conference reports: Technical Workshop on Bibliometric Indicators
Conference reports: COLLNET 2014
Article: P. Ahlgren, O. Persson & R. Rousseau: An Approach for Efficient Online Identification of the Top-k Percent Most Cited Documents in Large Sets of Web of Science Documents
Bibliography & author index: Selected Bibliography of the First 10 Years of the ISSI Newsletter
Bibliography & author index:Author Index of the First 10 Years of the ISSI Newsletter

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Newsletter #39: volume 10 number 3 September 2014

Call for papers: ISSI 2015 Conference
Call for papers: 20th International Conference on STI
Call for papers: Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy
News: Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship — 2015
News: New Monograph on Measuring Scholarly Impact
Articles: I. Rafols, S. de Rijcke & P. Wouters: The Leiden Manifesto in the Making. Full Report of the Plenary Session at the 2014 STI Conference in Leiden on Quality Standards for Evaluation: Any Chance of a Dream Come True?
Articles: R. Rousseau & L. Zhang: How to Determine the H-index of a Set of Publications in the WoS?

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Newsletter #38: volume 10 number 2 June 2014

Editorial: A. Schubert & W. Glänzel: Plagiarism: A Non-Apology
Conference: Invitation to the 19th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy
Conference: Call for Papers: Scientometrics2014 International Conference & Trade Fair
Conference: International Seminar on the Quantitative and Qualitative Study of Science and Technology “Professor Gilberto Sotolongo Aguilar” – A conference report
REPM: A conference report
Articles: R. Rousseau: Advanced Search in Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science

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Newsletter #37: volume 10 number 1 March 2014

Conference: 25th Anniversary of the Science and Technology Indicators Conference Series—Conference Report
Conference: CFP: STI2014 Leiden
Conference: Conference Report: Workshop on Measuring Science: The Scientometric Approach
News: COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Manage- ment
Articles: O. Persson The Author Affiliation Syndrome—Does It Really Matter?
Articles: E. Mêgnigbêto Information Flow between West African Triple Helix Actors
Articles: O. Persson & W. Glänzel Growing h-index for Some Price Medalists
Articles: J. Levitt Nobel Prize Winner Publishes in ISSI Proceedings

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2013

Newsletter #36: volume 09 number 4 December 2013

Editorial
Call for papers: VIIth International Seminar on the Quantitative and Qualitative Study of Science and Technology “prof. Gilberto Sotolongo Aguilar”
Conference reports: 9th International Conference on WIS & 14th COLLNET Meeting
Conference reports: esss 2013 – Back to Berlin
Conference reports: 18th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy 2013
Conference reports: Report on the SIG/ MET Workshop at the 2013 ASIST Annual Meeting
Conference reports: The 8th International Conference on Scientometrics and University Evaluation
Articles: H. Lietz & R. Rousseau: A Mathematical Relationship between Growth and Scaling in an Exponentially Growing Bibliographic System

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Newsletter #35: volume 09 number 3 September 2013

Editorial
Conference reports: “Waltzing Scientometricians” – A Review of the 14th ISSI Conference in Vienna
Conference reports: Doctoral Forum at the 14th ISSI Conference
Articles: P. Wouters, W. Glänzel, J. Gläser, I. Rafols The Dilemmas of Performance Indicators of Individual Researchers – An Urgent Debate in Bibliometrics
Articles: A. Schubert A Follow-up Study of Title Word Bisociations in Inorganica Chimica Acta

 

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Newsletter #34: volume 09 number 2 June 2013

News, announcements: 2013 ISSI Elections A Report on the Procedures and Results
News, announcements: Guidelines for Bidding for Forthcoming ISSI Conferences
News, announcements: Introducing Ehsan Mohammadi, Awardee (2013) of the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship
News, announcements: Proceedings of ISSI 2011 Conference are Available Online
Conference calls: ASIS&T SIG/MET: METRICS 2013
Conference calls: 18th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy
Interview: Introducing the Derek De Solla Price Awardee of 2013: Blaise Cronin
Articles: S. Heeffer, B. Thijs & W. Glänzel Are Registered Authors More Productive?
Articles: R. Rousseau The Standard Synchronous Impact Factor Versus the Diachronous One

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Newsletter #33: volume 09 number 1 March 2013

News, announcements: In Memoriam Subir K. Sen (1947—2013)
News, announcements: Proposal for a yearly ISSI Conference
Articles: O. Persson H-Index on Everything
Articles: E. Mêgnigbêto Scientific Research in West Africa: a Global View (2001-2010)
Articles: G. J. Woeginger How Useful Is the E-Index?

 

 

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2012

Newsletter #32: volume 08 number 4 December 2012

News, announcements: The Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship
News, announcements: Post-Doc Position
News, announcements: Dear Colleagues, Greetings! by S. Bhattacharya
Conference calls: 14th ISSI Conference
Conference calls: 18th STI Conference
Conference reports: Two Nordic Bibliometric Workshops in Helsinki
Conference reports: 8th WIS Conference & 13th COLLNET Meeting
Articles: R. Rousseau Thoughts about the Activity Index and its Formal Analogues

 

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Newsletter #31: volume 08 number 3 September 2012

J. Leta: Brazilian Scientometrics: From Little to Big?
News, annoncements: Obituary: Manfred Bonitz (1931-2012)
News, annoncements: Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position
News, annoncements: iFQ – Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance, Berlin, Germany – A Portrait
Conference reports: esss 2012 – Scientometric education at KU Leuven
Conference reports: VI. International Seminar on the Quantitative and Qualitative Study of Science and Technology “prof. Gilberto S. Aguilar”
Articles: R. Rousseau, X. Hu Predicting the h-index
Articles: A. Schubert Letter to the Editor

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Newsletter #30: volume 08 number 2 June 2012

Editorial: Thirty.
Conference calls: Metrics 2012
Conference calls: CoLIS 8
Conference calls: Scientometrics 2012
Conference calls: Two Nordic Bibliometric Seminars
Articles: O. Persson A New Measure of Globalization – The Co-citation Triangle Perimeter (CTP)
Articles: F. Y. Ye H-inconsistency Is Not an Issue in Dynamical Systems
Articles: R. Rousseau Into the future
Articles: W. Glänzel, B. Thijs, L. Zhang Is Scientometrics a ‘Metrics’ Indeed?

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Newsletter #29: volume 08 number 1 March 2012

Editorial: W. Glänzel & S. Heeffer The Seven-Year Itch?
News & annoncements: Big Braun Book: Pictorial & Verbal Tributes to Tibor’s Birthday
News & annoncements: S. Battacharya: Journal of Scientometric Research
News & annoncements: ISSI Member Receives International Award
Conference calls: 17th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI)
Conference calls: International Seminar on the Quantitative and Qualitative Study of Science and Technology “prof. Gilberto Sotolongo Aguilar”


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2011

Newsletter #28: volume 07 number 4 December 2011

Editorial
Conference call: 3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World: E-Science and Information Management.
Conference call: Altmetrics: Tracking Scholarly Impact on the Social Web. A PLoS One collection
Conference reports: Report on SIG/MET Activities at the ASIS&T 2011 Annual Meeting
Conference reports: esss 2011 – Scientometric Education in Indian summer at the University of Vienna
Conference reports: 16th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy
Articles: Hans-Jürgen Czerwon Jan Vlachý’s Scientific Estate at the K.U. Leuven
Articles: W. Glänzel – B. Thijs Research in Emerging Fields: Who takes the lead?

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Newsletter #27: volume 07 number 3 September 2011

Editorial
Conference report: The ISSI Conference in South Africa
Interview: Introducing the Derek de Solla Price Awardee of 2011 – Olle Persson
Interview: Nees Jan van Eck & Ludo Waltman: Text Mining and Visualization using VOSViewer
Interview: Leo Egghe: Benford’s law is a simple consequence of Zipf’s law
Interview: Jonathan M. Levitt: Preliminary findings on whether it is good value for money to fund larger research groups
Interview: Dilruba Mahbuba & Ronald Rousseau: Bangladesh’ publication barycentre

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Newsletter #26: volume 07 number 2 July 2011

Editorial
Conference call: 16th Nordic Workshop
Announcement: CWTS Graduate Course ‘Measuring Science and Research Performance’
News: Introducing Stefanie Haustein, Awardee (2011) of the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship
News: Gangan Prathap: A Tale of Two Cities: A Scientometric Comparison of Beijing and New Delhi Using an iCX Map Representation
News: Lin Zhang & Wolfgang Glänzel: On the Role of Proceeding Papers


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Newsletter #25: volume 07 number 1 March 2011

Editorial
Conference call: 16th Nordic Workshop
News: Manfred Bonitz 80 – A Festschrift
News: Awardee of the Price Medal in 2011
Olle Persson: Price-Award Mapping
Ronald Rousseau & Fred Y. Ye: Subgraphs derived from the Hirsch core in undirected, unweighted networks
Ronald Rousseau & Loet Leydesdorff: Simple arithmetic versus intuitive understanding
Divya Srivastava & Rajni Kant: Directory & Database
Wolfgang Glänzel: How to obtain Erdős number 1 in the 21th century?

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2010

Newsletter #24: volume 06 number 4 December 2010

Editorial
News: Hans-Jürgen Czerwon: Jan Vlachý (1937-2010) A Personal Obituary
Conference report: Report on the ASIST 2010 Annual Meeting
Conference report: Ronald Rousseau: The 6th International Conference on Scientometrics and University Evaluation (ICSUE – 2010)


 

 

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Newsletter #23: volume 06 number 3 September 2010

Editorial
News: Ton van Raan retires as director of CWTS – a memo by Cornelis van Bochove
Conference report: The 11th Science and Technology Indicators Conference, Leiden
Event report: Review of the inaugurational European Summer School for Scientometrics, Berlin
Ronald Rousseau: Ci-speed: a Hirschtype Citation Speed Index for a Set of Articles
Research in focus: Wolfgang Glänzel & Lin Zhang: A Demographic Look at Scientometric Characteristics of a Scientist’s Career

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Newsletter #22: volume 06 number 2 June 2010

Editorial
News: A study in Academic Protocol or Professor Peter Ingwersen appointed Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of Information Sciences at the University of Tampere
Conference calls: iConference 2011 ISSI 2011 Conference
Conference report: Isabel Gómez Caridad: Third ENID Conference on Science and Technology Indicators for Policy-making and Strategic Decision
Conference report: Judit Bar-Ilan: A follow-up on the h-index of Price medalists
Conference report: Wolfgang Glänzel: What is the impact of fraudulent literature?
Conference report: Cyril Labbé: Ike Antkare, one of the great stars in the scientific firmament

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Newsletter #21: volume 06 number 1 March 2010

Editorial
Paving the road for scientometric expertise in Europe: The European Summer School for Scientometrics (esss)
15th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Re search Policy.
PhD Course in Informetrics and related quantitative research methods
Raf Guns & Ronald Rousseau: New journal impact indicators take references into account: A comparison
Prakash Chand: Indian Citation Index (ICI): Method, material and construction approach
Gunnar Sivertsen: A performance indicator based on complete data for the scientifi c publication output at research institutions

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2009

Newsletter #20: volume 05 number 4 December 2009

Newsletter #20: volume 05 number 4 December 2009

Editorial: 5 years, 20 issues
Editorial: Nordic paper with 100+ citations
Conference calls: 6th WIS & 11th COLLNET
Conference calls: 11th STI Conference, Leiden
Introducing: V. Larivière
Conference reports: 5th WIS & 10th COLLNET (H. Kretschmer)
Conference reports: Metrics 2009 Symposium (R. Rousseau & D. Wolfram)
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Research in Spain (M. Bolaños-Pizarro et al.)

 

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Newsletter #19: volume 05 number 3 September 2009

Newsletter #19: volume 05 number 3 September 2009

Editorial: ISSI Board Meeting News
Conference report: ISSI 2009 (conf. report by J. Leta)
News & CAIS/ACSI conference call
A Simple Alternative to the H-Index (L. Waltman & N.J. van Eck)
Erratum
Multi- and interdisciplinarity in medical & veterinary literature (A. Schubert)
Research Focus: Europe National Profiles by Subject Fields (B. Schlemmer & W. Glänzel)

 

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Newsletter #18: volume 05 number 2 June 2009

Newsletter #18: volume 05 number 2 June 2009

Editorial: Grattis på födelsedagen, Olle!
Conference report: University Web Ranking (conf. report by J.L. Ortega).
Caroline S. Wagner: The New Invisible College (review by S. Bhattacharya)
Informetrics in the Eyes of Web (J. Bar-Ilan)
Is High Impact Research Domestic or International? (O. Persson)
The Ranking Game (T. Braun)

 

 

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Newsletter #17: volume 05 number 1 March 2009

Newsletter #17: volume 05 number 1 March 2009

Editorial: Election Report
Conference calls: 14th NWBRP
Conference calls: ASIST & ISSI Pre-Conf Symp.
Web of Knowledge vs. Google Scholar
Patent-Bibliometric Analysis (Y. Zhiping & F. Shu)
Open Access in India (A.K. Das)
Peripheral Articles (Y. Liu)
Introducing Price-Medalists of 2009: Péter Vinkler & Michel Zitt

 

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2008

Newsletter #16: volume 04 number 4 December 2008

Newsletter #16: volume 04 number 4 December 2008

Editorial
Conference call: ISSI 2009 Conference, Rio
Summary of Current Funded Metrics-Related Projects (D. Wolfram)
Conference Report: 10th STI Conference, Wien (E. Schiebel & J. Gorraiz)
The Role of Classics in Social Sciences (O. Persson)
What are Your Best Papers? (W. Glänzel)

 

 

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Newsletter #15: volume 04 number 3 September 2008

Newsletter #15: volume 04 number 3 September 2008

Editorial (W. Glänzel)
Memorabilia (B. Peritz)
Foundation of ISSI (H. Kretschmer)
Fairly Recent ACA map (O. Persson)
Chinese colleagues at conferences (R. Rousseau)
13th NWBSP – report (L. Himanen)
Research Focus: Science in India (W. Glänzel & B.M. Gupta)
Science focuses on achievements (R. Rousseau)
Ternary Plots in a Tripolar World (A. Schubert & W. Glänzel)
Wordle – Another Visualisation Toy

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Newsletter #14: volume 04 number 2 June 2008

Newsletter #14: volume 04 number 2 June 2008

Editorial: W. Glänzel
Conference calls: 10th STIConf, Vienna
Conference calls: 13th Nordic Workshop, Tampere
Conference calls: Polish Symposium on IF
Research Focus: Informetrics Research on the decline in North America (D. Wolfram)
PODUNK Effect: KNUDOP Search Group
Seven Myths in Bibliometrics: W. Glänzel

 

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Newsletter #13: volume 04 number 1 March 2008

Newsletter #13: volume 04 number 1 March 2008

Editorial: W. Glänzel
Conference calls: NORSLIS PhD Course, Umeå
Conference calls: 10th STIConf, Vienna
Conference calls: 4th UK Social Networks Conf.
Conference calls: 13th Nordic Workshop, Tampere
Triad or Tetrad: R. Rousseau
China ranks second...: P. Zhou, L. Leydesdorff
Research focus: Science in Turkey (W. Glänzel)

 

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