If you work with citation analysis and metrics, you may find this seminar relevant. It is a repeat of Nov. 19, 2008 session in New York. --Stan


The Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers
Journals Committee Presents…

Citation Analysis & Evaluating Research Performance The Impact Factor, h-index and Beyond

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
2000 Florida Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20009-1277

Who Should Attend: Anyone involved in journals publishing, marketing, sales or editorial management and strategy; librarians involved in collection management.

The session will look at the current environment where a number of metric tools are available to measure research performance and trends.  Starting with ISI’s impact factor which has been the cornerstone of citation analysis for decades, we will also look at some newly emerging methodologies – the h-index, Eigenfactor and SCImago Journal Rank – that analyze bibliographic data in different ways.  The indicators are used by many people throughout the world of research and scholarship – authors in deciding where to publish; funding agencies in evaluating grantees and new grant proposals; administrators in making hiring, promotion and tenure decisions; publishers in managing journal quality and keeping abreast of new and emerging research trends; librarians in managing journal collections and, finally, the readers who want to know where to find reliable, high-quality information.  The seminar will address the following issues: 

Moderated by:
John Tagler, Vice President & Executive Director, Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers, Inc.

1.  The basic metrics of measuring research performance

James Pringle, Vice President, Product Development, Thomson Reuters

2.  How a publisher uses these metrics to manage a publishing program

Christine Rullo, Publishing Director, Elsevier

3.  Using Metrics in Journals Marketing

Matt Price, Director, Sales & Marketing, American Chemical Society

4. How does the library community view citation metrics?

MJ Tooey, Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

This will be an interactive session, so bring your questions for the panelists.