Special Issue "Measuring Scholarly Communication"


A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Simon Aristeguieta-Trillos
Department of Library Science, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 840 Wood St. Clarion, PA 16214, USA
Fax: (814)393-2150
Interests: scholarly communication; citation analysis; information technologies; information seeking behavior; information dissemination; reference

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue titled “Measuring Scholarly Communication” is open to contributions on assessing and measuring scholarly publications, presentations and other formal and informal modes of interaction, including but not limited to electronic formats, within the scientific community. The notion of the “invisible college” as defined by Solla Price in the early 1960s might have remained the same at its core; however, scientists’ communication and collaboration patterns might have changed, we presume, drastically with the development of electronic channels. Therefore, this issue has been established to welcome research exploring and presenting methods and results that will enlighten the difficult road and task of going beyond the established and traditional appraising of scholarly communication.

Dr. Simon Aristeguieta-Trillos
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Publications is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • measuring
  • evaluation
  • assessing
  • quantitative methodology
  • scholarly communication
  • qualitative research
  • communication channels
  • social media
  • electronic communication
  • scientific information,
  • web-metrics and science-metrics

Published Papers

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Last update: 14 January 2014

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