SIGMET Workshop


Workshop sponsored by ASIS&T SIG/MET
ASIS&T 2018 Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00am–5:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Canada


The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for Metrics (SIG/MET) invites contributions to the METRICS 2018 workshop, which will be held in Vancouver prior to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in November.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss metrics-related research, including the latest theories, methods, case studies, and tools relevant to the fields of informetrics, scientometrics, bibliometrics, altmetrics, as well as information retrieval. Further, this year’s workshop will have a special focus on metrics for reproducibility in science.

The workshop continues the successful SIG/MET workshop series held annually since 2011 and is envisioned as a combination of short presentations, posters, and open discussions among experienced researchers, young academics, and practitioners.

We invite abstracts related, but not limited to:

  • New indicators and methods
  • Applications of indicators
  • Theories of the publication process, citations, and social media in scholarly communication
  • Metrics in a library setting
  • Open access, open science, and metrics
  • Tool development
  • Limitations, misuses, and adverse effects of metrics
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Visualizations of scholarly impact measures and analyses
  • Metrics for reproducibility in science

SIG/MET is the Special Interest Group for the measurement of information production and use. It encourages the development and networking of all those interested in the measurement of information and, thus, encompasses not only bibliometrics and scientometrics, but informetrics in a larger sense including measurement of the (social) Web and the Internet, applications running on these platforms, and metrics related to network analysis, visualization, and scholarly communication.  


Submissions should be in the form of a two-page extended abstract using APA style. Conceptual, empirical, and works-in-progress will be accepted for submission. Where appropriate, up to three figures/tables can be provided.

Different types of submissions will be accepted: posters, presentations, tutorials and one panel. Please indicate the type of submission in bold at the beginning of your submission. The requirements for all formats are the same.

Posters will provide scholars with a format for presenting works-in-progress and works that are best presented visually. Every poster will be introduced in a poster pitch-format.

The presentations will be an opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss research that is more fully developed.

Through tutorials, authors can propose practical solutions and transfer knowledge in an interactive form.

Finally, a panel discussion will allow a fruitful discussion of a specific metrics-related topic.

The abstracts of accepted papers and posters, as well as the presentation slides, will be published on figshare ( Figshare allocates DOIs to uploaded content and each publication will be linked from the SIG/MET website to enhance visibility and retrievability of presented research.

Please submit your abstract as a PDF to:

Each submission will be reviewed and brief feedback will be given in narrative format.


The best paper will be selected by a committee from all accepted (non-student) workshop papers regardless of their topic. It will be awarded with a cash prize sponsored by and Dimensions.

Similarly, the best student paper will be awarded with a cash prize sponsored by Elsevier. The first author of the paper entered into this contest must be a full-time student at the time of submission, irrespective of ASIS&T or SIG/MET membership.

NOTE: If you qualify and you want to be eligible for the student paper award, please add the “STUDENTPAPER” keyword to your EasyChair submission form in the KEYWORDS form field.

Please submit as a PDF to:

The winners of both awards will be decided by a double-blind peer review process from the accepted submissions that are to be presented in Vancouver. The awards will be decided before presentations take place, but the authors must present at the workshop to qualify.

After the workshop, you are invited to submit your work to Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, a peer reviewed open access journal. Presenters who indicate their plan to submit to the journal within three month of the workshop date and submit within six month will be offered a 30% discount sponsored by Frontiers.

Altmetric Dimensions Elsevier Frontiers

Submissions due: August 14, 2018 (extended!)
Notifications: August 21, 2018 
Workshop: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:00am –5:00pm


The registration fee includes wifi and coffee breaks:

Early Bird (through Oct. 1) Regular (Oct. 2 – Nov. 2) On-Site
ASIS&T Member $ 230 $ 255 $ 280
ASIS&T Non-Member $ 260 $ 285 $ 310
Student ASIS&T Member $ 190 $ 215 $ 240
Student ASIS&T Non-Member $ 220 $ 245 $ 270

All students who are not yet ASIS&T members will be offered a one-year free ASIS&T membership by registering for the workshop!


Neil Smalheiser (University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA)
Timothy D. Bowman (Wayne State University, Detroit, USA)