Special Issue "Alternative Publication Metrics"
A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017) | Viewed by 44845
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As scholarly publishing evolves, the way research is evaluated needs to evolve as well.
For decades (centuries even for some journals) an article was considered ‘high quality’ if it was published in a ‘good journal’ and other researchers ‘cited’ it. As scholarly publishing has evolved so has the: unit of publication—article, book, data-set, source-code, blogs, presentations, etc.; mechanisms to discuss research—books, journals, main-stream media and a multitude of social media outlets, such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, to name a few; and the elements to be credited—article, book, author, referee, grant-id, funder, institution, etc.
Do the metrics we use today, as indicators of quality, truly represent the on-going discussion and efforts regarding how we value and measure the impact of scientific research?
This Special Issue of Publications aims to provide an overview of the current systems of assessing scholarly activity through to the innovation of new metrics and their impact on the scholarly literature. Manuscripts submitted for publication can be articles, research reports, case studies or reviews of relevant literature. All submissions will undergo the journal's regular peer-review process and editorial procedures.
Ms. Barbara Meyers Ford
Dr. Jason Wilde
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Library and information science
- Citation analysis
- Social Media
- Scholarly Communications
- Social Bookmarks
- San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment