Panel 2015 | Self-Presentation in Academia Today: From Peer-Reviewed Publications to Social Media

November 9, 2015 @ 1:30pm


  • Judit Bar-Ilan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Timothy David Bowman, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Stefanie Haustein, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Staša Milojević, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Isabella Peters, ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and Kiel University, Germany

The panel explores the theoretical, practical, and policy aspects of self-presentation in academia given the rapidly changing world of knowledge creation, dissemination and consumption. It offers insights into both the potential and challenges of social media in academia and highlights future directions regarding scholarly communication. The goal of the panel is to start an interactive discussion based on a number of important themes related to social media use and appearance of various stakeholders in academia that will be of interest to scholarly communication researchers, information professionals, librarians and administrators.


METRICS 2015 Workshop Program

9:00 – 10:00 am: Case studies in bibliometrics
George Lan, Lei Pan and Sophia Katrenko Analyzing Interdisciplinary Research Along Multiple Dimensions of Research Impactpresentation
Philippe Mongeon The impact of funding on research collaboration: the case of Quebec researcherspresentation
Katherine Mccain Collaboration Patterns in Model Organism Research: Co-authorship, acknowledgement, and the starlet sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
10:00 – 10:30 am: Coffee Break
Open-Poster Presentations*
10:30 – 11:30 am: Relationship between bibliometrics and information retrieval
Kun Lu, Xin Cai, Isola Ajiferuke and Dietmar Wolfram Vocabulary Size and Its Effect on Topic Representation for Informetric and Information Retrieval Data Processingpresentation
Theresa Velden Same Data, Different Results? On a Comparative Topic Extraction Exercisepresentation
Rob Koopman, Shenghui Wang and Andrea Scharnhorst Between information retrieval services and bibliometrics research – new ways of semantic browsing and visual analyticspresentation
11:30 – 12:30 pm: Student papers — Best student paper awarded by Elsevier
Misha Teplitskiy, Grace Lu and Eamon Duede Amplifying the Impact of Open Access: Wikipedia and the Diffusion of Science
Fei Shu and Philippe Mongeon Evolution of iSchool Movement (1988-2013): A Bibliometric Viewpresentation
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:50 pm: Alt(ernative)metrics
Stacy Konkiel Citation lags for articles referenced in public policy documents: an exploratory studypresentation
**Philippe Mongeon, Adèle Paul-Hus and Fei Shu Twitter activity and scientific collaboration of LIS schools and faculty memberspresentation
James Pringle A New Interest Indicator Based on Researcher Behavior in the Web of Sciencepresentation
**Stefanie Haustein and Rodrigo Costas Identifying Twitter audiences: who is tweeting about scientific papers?presentation
2:50 – 3:30 pm: Broadening the scope of bibliometrics
Bradford Demarest Comparative discourse epistemetrics: Research article abstracts and full textspresentation
Bahram Kalhor, Mohammad Reza Ghane and Alireza Nikravanshalmani Approximating percentage of academic traffic in the World Wide Web and rankings of countries based on academic traffic
3:30 – 4:00 pm: Coffee Break
Open-Poster Presentations*
4:00 – 4:40 pm: Metrics in use
Betsy Martens, Christopher Fiebrich and Bradley Illston Mapping Oklahoma Mesonet Sensor Datastreamspresentation
Edwin Henneken Metrics and Visualizations in the Astrophysics Data Systempresentation
4:40 – 5:00 pm: Best altmetrics paper awarded by and figshare

*  Bring your own poster and discuss your late-breaking research with workshop participants.
** Winners of the Best altmetrics paper award.

Invited posters after peer-review
Virginia A. Dressler. Beyond Google Analytics: Using the ‘Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources’ to embed metrics and gauge use of regional digital collections.


2015 ASIS&T SIG/MET Student Paper Contest

Are you tired of preparing papers which immediately migrate into your professors’ files and have not been seen ever since? Recover your papers and send your most promising papers to the 2015 ASIST SIG/MET Student paper contest!


SIG/MET ( seeks to encourage the development and networking opportunities of all those interested in the measurement of information. This contest is intended to foster student growth and promote the generation of new ideas and research in metric-related topics, including bibliometrics, scientometrics, informetrics, and altmetrics.


The first author of contest submissions must be a full-time student at the time of submission, irrespective of ASIS&T or SIG/MET membership. SIG/MET reserves the right to request proof of enrollment. Submissions should not be published work,


Papers should discuss theories, methods, policies, case studies, etc. on aspects of the measurement of information production and use. Topics could include: Metric-Related Theory, Methods and new techniques, Citation and co-citation analysis, Indicators, Information visualization, Research policy, Productivity, Journals, databases and electronic publications, Collaboration/Co-authorship, Patent analysis, Knowledge and topic diffusion, Altmetrics


Papers will be reviewed by SIG/MET officers and advisors to the SIG/MET workshop. At least one winner will be chosen. In the past, we have also given commendation to other particularly outstanding papers. Selection criteria include the quality of the research, the presentation of the results, and the originality of the research question.


The winner will be awarded a one-year membership to ASIS&T and a cash prize. Authors of highly rated papers will be invit-ed to present their research under their own expense at the SIG/MET workshop held during the 2015 Annual ASIS&T Meeting (


Submissions can be of any length and format, but should ideally reflect typical standards of a journal article (i.e., approximately 6,000 words and in an appropriate citation style for the social sciences).

Submission & Deadline

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts by midnight EST on Monday August 31, 2015, to the following website:  
Authors will be notified about the results by September 12, 2015.

For inquiries and further information please contact:  Kim Powell (