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AAP/PSP Seminar Announcement Susan Soule 06 Oct 2008 16:27 UTC

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Posted on behalf of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing
Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP/PSP)

A new seminar from the AAP/PSP Journals Committee:

Citation Analysis & Evaluating Research Performance:
The Impact Factor, h-index and Beyond
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Association of American Publishers
71 Fifth Avenue (between 14th & 15th Streets)
New York, NY

Who Should Attend: Anyone involved in journals publishing, marketing, sales
or editorial management and strategy; librarians involved in collection

The session will look at the current environment where a number of metric
tools are available to measure research performance and trends.  Starting
with ISI's impact factor which has been the cornerstone of citation
analysis for decades, we will also look at some newly emerging
methodologies – the h-index, Eigenfactor and SCImago Journal Rank – that
analyze bibliographic data in different ways.  The indicators are used by
many people throughout the world of research and scholarship – authors in
deciding where to publish; funding agencies in evaluating grantees and new
grant proposals; administrators in making hiring, promotion and tenure
decisions; publishers in managing journal quality and keeping abreast of
new and emerging research trends; librarians in managing journal
collections and, finally, the readers who want to know where to find
reliable, high-quality information.  The seminar will address the following

Moderated by: John Tagler, Vice President & Executive Director,
Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American
Publishers, Inc.

1.  The basic metrics of measuring research performance
James Pringle, Vice President, Product Development, Thomson Reuters
Impact factor, h-index, Eigenfactor, SCImago Journal Rank
-What do these metrics reveal?
-How can these be used reliably?

2.  How a publisher uses these metrics to manage a publishing program
Elsevier Speaker, TBA
-Assessing a current journal and/or journal program
-Case study/example of
-Monitoring trends (emerging subfields, shifting dynamics, geographic
-A pulse on the competition

3.  Using Metrics in Journals Marketing
Matt Price, Director, Sales & Marketing, American Chemical Society
-Positioning and promoting journals
-Case studies on a new and an established journal

4.  Collection Management: How do librarians view journal metrics?
Librarian, TBA
-Selecting new titles
-De-selection (a polite word for cancellation?) decisions
-Balancing a collection – within the institution and within consortia

This will be an interactive session, so bring your questions for the

If you feel that this information would benefit others in your
organization, please circulate this announcement.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Sara Firestone
Association of American Publishers
71 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003-3004
Phone: (212) 255-0200
Fax: (212) 255-7007

Susan Soule
Journals Marketing Manager
Cambridge University Press, Americas
Tel: 212-337-5019
Cell: 646-468-4942
Fax: 212-337-5959