16 - 20 October, 2017 WUHAN UNIVERSITY ·WUHAN – CHINA

Call for Papers

The Organizing Committee would like to invite participants to submit to the 16th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference that will be held in Wuhan, China ( The ISSI 2017 Conference will provide an international forum for scientists, research managers and administrators, as well as information and communication related professionals to share research and debate the advancements of informetric and scientometric theory and applications. The conference is organized under the auspices of ISSI - the International Society for Informetrics and Scientometrics (http://www.issi- Paper submission:


Scientometrics and Informetrics represents a broad field with a rich history. Scientometrics has been renowned for creating tools for research assessment and evaluation as well as for use in mapping the flow of scientific ideas and people. Today, with the advancement of computing power, new technology and database systems, the impact of Scientometrics has become ubiquitous for scientists and science policy makers. The ISSI 2017 Conferences provides an international forum for scientists, research managers and administrators, as well as other professionals related to information and communication science to share research and debate on the latest advancements of Informetrics and Scientometrics theories and applications.

   Therefore, the goal of ISSI 2017 is to highlight the best researchs in this field and to bring together scholars and practitioners in the area to discuss new research directions, methods and theories, and to review the history of five metrics science concepts and their implications. We ask for researchers worldwide to submit original full research papers, research-in- progress papers or posters within the area of Informetrics, with a special emphasis on the future of five metrics science concepts.

Conference Topics

With this scope in mind, major conference topics of interest include, but not limited to:

• Altmetrics

• Indicators

• Research Fronts and Emerging Issues

•The relationship and development of five metrics science concepts, that is, Bibliometrics, Informetrics, Scientometrics, Webometrics and Knowledgometrics.

•The theory, method and principle of five metrics science concepts, that is, Bibliometrics, Informetrics, Scientometrics, Webometrics and Knowledgometrics.

• The effect of big data on five metrics science concepts.

• The research about data science and metrology.

• Science policy and research assessment

• University policy and institutional rankings

• Journals, databases and electronic publications

• Country-level studies

• Data Accuracy and disambiguation

• Scientific fraud and dishonesty

• Think Tanks construction and evaluation

• The application of informetrics on evaluation

• Methods and techniques

• Citation and co-citation analysis

• Mapping and visualization

• Patent analysis

• Social network analysis

• Knowledge discovery and data mining

• Participation in science

• Responsible metrics versus scientific misconduct

• Science communication

• Science policy (on different levels)

• Science of science

• Studies on the level of individual scientists

• Usage data

• Co-occurrence analysis

• Innovation and creativity

Important Dates

Submission deadline for full and research-in-progress papers, workshops/tutorials:  10 April, 2017

Notification of paper/workshop/tutorial submissions:  10 June, 2017

Submission deadline for posters:  18 June, 2017

Notification of poster submissions:  18 July, 2017

Submission deadline for Doctoral Forum:  05 June, 2017

Early Bird registration: 11 June, 2017-30 June, 2017

Final paper/poster submissions (at least one author must register):  10 August, 2017

Result announcement for Doctoral Forum:  04 July, 2017

Conference Date:  16 October, 2017-20 October, 2017


Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province and is the most populous city in central China. It lies in the eastern Jianghan Plain at the intersection of the middle reaches of the Yangtze and Han rivers. Arising out of the conglomeration of three towns, Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, Wuhan is known as “the nine provinces’ leading thoroughfare”. It is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways passing through the city. Because of its key role in domestic transportation, Wuhan was referred to as the “Chicago of China.” Holding capital status, Wuhan is recognized as the political, economic, financial, cultural, educational and transportation center of central China.

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