Conferences and Events

A roundup of major conferences and events in bibliometrics.

LIS-Bibliometrics Conference 2021: “New tools and new technologies: bibliometrics in action for a new decade”

LIS-Bibliometrics Conference 2021: Day 1 [Video Recordings – YouTube Playlist]

LIS-Bibliometrics Conference 2021: Day 2 [Video Recordings – YouTube Playlist]

LIS-Bibliometrics 10th Anniversary Conference 2020: “The Future of Research Evaluation”

LIS-Bibliometrics Conference 2020: [Video Recordings – IET]

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LIS-Bibliometrics Conference 2019: “Open Metrics and Measuring Openness”

LIS Bibliometrics Conference 2019: 1 [Audio Recording – SoundCloud]

LIS Bibliometrics Conference 2019: 2 [Audio Recording – SoundCloud]

LIS-Bibliometrics Conference 2018

LIS-Bibliometrics Conference 2018: [Photo Slideshow – YouTube]

Other relevant conferences and events

Metadata and Semantics Research Conference. An annual conference series bringing together scholars and practitioners with common interest in the interdisciplinary fields of metadata, data and semantics.

The International Society for Informetrics and Scientometrics (ISSI). ISSI is an international association of scholars and professionals active in the interdisciplinary study science of science, science communication, and science policy. This community focuses on quantitative approaches to the study of science, including informetrics, scientometrics, and webometrics.

European Network of Indicator Designers (ENID). Aims to facilitate and promote the cooperation between institutions and individuals actively engaged in designing, constructing, producing as well as using, and interpreting Science and Technology Indicators (S&T Indicators).

International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (STI) (links to STI 2022 website) Also see: for an update about the 2023 conference. STI addresses the new issues and challenges that have appeared in Science, Technology and Innovation indicators. The conference will be the opportunity to showcase results from the intense work done in recent years on the way science, technology and innovation indicators are used in relating social actors to science and technology. 

Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy (NWB): (links to 2023 conference website) Has been organized annually since its beginning in 1996. The event alternates between locations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The purpose of the workshop is to link bibliometric research with research policy, to present the newest bibliometric research in the Nordic countries and beyond, and to create better links between the bibliometric research groups and their PhD students.

Altmetrics Conference (AM). An annual conference for delegates from across the scholarly ecosystem to explore ideas, hear practical case studies and participate in engaging discussions on altmetrics, scholarly communication, research impact, networks and collaboration, data science and research policy.

Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community (BRIC) Conference. An annual conference based in Canada that focuses on presentation and networking opportunities highlighting the work of librarians and research support professionals.

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