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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Serials Review

For a Special Issue on
Metrics for Scholarly Communication

Abstract deadline
20 September 2021

Manuscript deadline
14 January 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Margaret Mering, University of Nebraska--Lincoln
[email protected]

Sharon Dyas-Correia, University of Oxford

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Metrics for Scholarly Communication

The IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section is sponsoring a special issue of Serials Review devoted to Metrics for Scholarly Communication.

Ongoing developments in scholarly communication have brought a need to adapt how we measure it – whether that means using traditional metrics (e.g., bibliometrics) in new ways or pursuing other types of metrics (e.g., infometrics, altmetrics). Papers dealing with any aspect of metrics for scholarly communication are welcome. Some suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Repository metrics
  • Relationship of open access to citation rates of published works
  • Libraries’ promotion of researchers’ unique identifiers and the impact on publications’ visibility and citation rates.
  • Scientometric evaluation of citation rates
  • Metrics related to selection and evaluation of database and subscription packages
  • Bibliometric monitoring of periodicals published by universities to evaluate the prospects for indexing (e.g., Web of Science, Scopus)
  • Library practice of metrics for selection and evaluation of the most influential serials for research publications

The fundamental goal of the papers in this special issue is that they be applicable to library activities and consider metrics related to scholarly communication.

Submission Instructions

Both research papers and papers on best practices are welcome, as well as opinion papers and research-in-progress.

The project committee will respond to proposals by October 20, 2021 and completed articles will be due January 14, 2022.

Please send your proposal to Meg Mering at [email protected] by September 20, 2021

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