2011 ASIS&T SIG/MET Student Paper Contest

The Special Interest Group for the measurement of information production and
use ( of the American Society for
Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T <>) is pleased
to announce its first student paper contest. The contest is designed, not
only to recognize promising student research relating to the SIG, but also
to provide feedback from specialists in the measurement of information
production and use. Students will receive this feedback well before the
deadline for submissions to the ASIS&T <> Annual
Meeting, so they can take the feedback into account prior to submitting to
the 2011 Annual Meeting to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana in October

SIG/MET seeks to encourages the development and networking of all those
interested in the measurement of information.  It is holding this contest in
order to promote amongst students the generation of new ideas and the
conduct of new research in metric-related topics, including bibliometrics,
scientometrics, informetrics, webometrics and related domains.

The primary author must be a full-time student at the time the paper is
submitted, irrespective of whether they are members of ASIS&T. Faculty
advisors may be listed as co-authors, but the presentation must be made by
the primary author. SIGMET reserves the right to request proof of enrollment
as part of the submission and evaluation process. All submissions should be
original and not have been published in a journal, or been accepted by a
journal, or be in the process of being considered by a journal at the time
they are submitted to this contest.


Papers could discuss theories, methods, policies and case studies on
different aspects of measurement of information production and use. Topics
include, but are not limited to, the following core areas:
   Metric-Related Theory
   Methods and techniques
   Citation and co-citation analysis
   Mapping & visualization
   Research policy
   Productivity & publications
   Journals, databases and electronic publications
   Patent analysis
   Knowledge and topic diffusion


There will be a winner, runner-up and, depending on the quantity of strong
papers, a number of commended papers. The reviewers will particularly reward
well-written, original research that has potential for publication in a
peer-reviewed journal or for presentation at a refereed conference.* *

The winner and runner-up will be awarded a one-year individual membership to
ASIS&T and the winner will also be awarded a cash prize. In the case of
multiple authors, the primary author will be awarded the ASIS&T membership.
Primary authors of highly rated papers will be invited to submit a short
biographical piece to the SIG/MET Newsletter. In addition, if SIG/MET holds
a pre-conference workshop at the 2011 Annual Meeting, these primary authors
will be invited to present their research at the poster session of this

The SIG/MET student paper contest committee requires that submissions are no
longer than ten pages (including figures, tables and references) and follow
the template of 2011 ASIS&T annual conference. Detailed information about
the template is available at:
*Submission and Deadline*

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts by *midnight* *EST on Sunday, the
10th April 2011*, to the following website:

<>We expect
to have provided feedback on the submissions by the end of April 2011 and to
have selected the winner and runner-up soon afterwards. If you have any
queries, please email Chaoqun Ni ([log in to unmask]).
  Chaoqun Ni
Ph.D student in Information Science
School of Library & Information Science, Indiana University
1320 East 10th Street, Herman B Wells Library
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA