APS March Meeting 2020

Scholarly Metrics in Research Assessment

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)
Room 253A

Scholarly metrics play a significant role in the way scientists and their research are assessed for funding, hiring, and promotion. The APS editors will host a special session in which three panelists with experience in university administration, bibliometrics research, computational social science, and science policy will present their perspectives on scholarly metrics and research assessment.

Topics will include:

  • Current metrics and tools for assessing the impact of researchers and journals
  • Best practices and responsible use of metrics
  • Potential adverse effects of evaluation on research
  • Latest developments on scholarly metrics and indicators


  • Johan Bollen, Professor of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
    Title: "From scholarly metrics to self-organized, peer-to-peer science funding”
  • Vincent Larivière, Associate Professor of Information Science, University of Montréal, Canada
    Title: "Measuring research: What every physicist should know”
  • Rashid Zia, Dean of the College, Brown University
    Title: "Academia as a Public Profession: Opportunities and Challenges of Feedback from Public Data"


  • Manolis Antonoyiannakis, Associate Editor/Bibliostatistics Analyst, American Physical Society

The event will be streamed live. To connect, join Zoom meeting.

Registration Information:

  • Included in March Meeting Registration

Ideal for:

  • Everyone