International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics

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The International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics was founded in 1993 in Berlin at the International Conference on Bibliometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics. It is an association for professionals in the field of scientometrics.

This conference was the fourth of a series of prominent biennial conferences held under the auspices of the Society. The Society was incorporated in 1994 in the Netherlands (Utrecht); Dr Hildrun Kretschmer was elected its first President. In 2012 Ronald Rousseau is the 7th elected president. Among its members are scientists from over 30 countries.

Mission[edit]

The Society aims to encourage communication and exchange of professional information in the field of scientometrics and informetrics, to improve standards, theory and practice in all areas of the discipline, to stimulate research, education and training, and to enhance the public perception of the discipline. Members of the society perform theoretical and practical studies related, but not restricted, to research evaluation, diffusion of information, quantitative web studies and mathematical and statistical modeling of information processes. Since 1987 (Diepenbeek, Belgium) the society (and its informal precursor) has organised a biennial international conference, which has visited all continents. The Society has a discussion forum for its members.

ISSI Conferences[edit]

6th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
1997, 16–19 June
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Library, Archive and Information Studies,
Jerusalem,ISRAEL Organiser: Bluma Peritz (Israel)
Program Chair: Leo Egghe (Belgium)

7th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
1999, 5–8 July
Universidad de Colima,
Colima, MEXICO
Organiser: César Macías-Chapula (Mexico)
Program Chair: Leo Egghe (Belgium)

8th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
2001, 16–20 July
The University of New South Wales,
School of Information Systems, Technology and Management,
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Organiser: Mari Davis (Australia)
Co-Chair: Concepción S. Wilson (Australia)
Program Chair: Grant Lewison (UK)

9th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
2003, 25–29 August
Chinese Association for Science, and Science & Technology Policy,
Beijing,CHINA
Organiser: Jiang Guohua (China)
Program Chair: Ronald Rousseau (Belgium)

10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
2005, 24–28 July
Karolinska Institute,
Stockholm, SWEDEN
Organisers: Olle Persson (Sweden), Irene Wormell (Sweden)
Program Chair: Peter Ingwersen (Denmark)

11th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
2007, 25–27 June
Centre for Scientific Information and Documentation (CINDOC)
Spanish Research Council (CSIC)
Madrid, SPAIN
Organisers: Isabel Gómez (Spain), María Bordons (Spain), Isidro F. Aguillo (Spain)
Program Chair: Henk Moed (The Netherlands)

12th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
2009, 14–17 July
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Organisers: Abel L. Packer (Brazil), Jacqueline Leta (Brazil), Ronald Rousseau (Belgium)
Program Chair: Birger Larsen, (Denmark), Jacqueline Leta (Brazil)

13th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
2011, 4–7 July
Department of Library and Information Science, University of Zululand,
Durban, South Africa
Organisers: Dennis N. Ocholla (South Africa), Daisy Jacobs (South Africa), Peter Ingwersen (Denmark)
Program Chairs: Ed Noyons (The Netherlands), Patrick Ngulube (South Africa), Jacqueline Leta (Brazil), Bosire Onyancha (South Africa), Jesper W. Schneider (Denmark)

Publications[edit]

It publishes a quarterly newsletter (ISSI Newsletter) for its members, but contents become freely available after three months. All colleagues are invited to contribute to this newsletter.

It has further published some Festschrifts (freely available for all) and made the proceedings of the latest conferences freely available for its members.

Collaboration offered[edit]

Some ways in which the Society might cooperate with other societies include:

• Organizing joint workshops, symposia or pre-conference seminars • Joint circulation of calls for papers, available research positions, and nominations for awards • Offering a potential publication outlet for authors from other societies

External links[edit]

More information can be found on the Society’s website