I am looking forward to speaking this afternoon at the 2013 Association of American University Presses Conference and Annual Meeting, in Boston (#AAUP13). It will be a great opportunity to talk with university press publishers about the current issues and, more specifically, the future of scholarly publishing.
The Future of Altmetrics
What is next for measuring journal quality? The current system is limping along in the new digital environment, but cultures in the academy need to change, technology needs to change, and a determination about the level of human intervention needs to change. It will be important to review and vet new metrics as they arise, and to learn how impactful an article or journal is beyond what is typically accepted, such as acceptance rates and impact factor numbers. This is particularly important for niche journals, whose numbers may be low, but whose work is critically important to a very small field of scholars. Panelists will discuss how university presses can benefit from applying altmetrics to their business, even as the community continues to shape standards and best practices.
Euan Addie, Founder, Altmetric.com
Gregg Gordon, President & CEO, SSRN
Wendy Queen, Associate Director, Project Muse/Johns Hopkins University Press
Katherine Purple, Production Editor, Purdue University Press
Jill Rodgers, Marketing Manager, MIT PressDate: Saturday, April 30, 2011
Time: Friday June 21 3:30 pm
Location: Waterfront 3
AAUP ”promotes the work and influence of university presses, provides cooperative marketing opportunities.”