Earlier this year I had the pleasure of speaking at Academic Publishing Europe (APE 2010) at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences about article level metrics. APE 2010 was a very interesting conference with a wonderfully diverse audience. The sharing was open and the discussions were quite frank, especially considering the number of competitors in the room.
During my conversation (watch) about how each of our perspectives and experiences influence our ability to find solutions in this changing climate, I shared a brief overview of SSRN, our perspective on usage as it relates to downloads, and a few anecdotal stories. Additionally, several other discussions from the conference can be found here. Despite the jet lag and freezing cold temperature, Arnoud de Kemp and the Organising Committee did a great job. I really enjoyed the experience and look forward to a hopefully warmer APE 2011.