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Posted by Stacy Konkiel on 08/14/2017 - 11:33
** With apologies for cross-posting **Colleagues,Make plans now to join us for the Transforming Research Conference, to be held at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, October 12-13, 2017.This new, innovative conference will feature two days of panels with leading national research evaluation experts, offering attendees to the event opportunity to support an extended conversation about the future of the research portfolio, including new methodologies and metrics to enhance scholarly impact. We are now accepting submissions for... [Read more]  

Posted by Tobin Smith on 08/14/2017 - 12:26
I thought some might be interested in knowing about this conference.  Toby Smith  Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: AESIS Network <> Date: August 14, 2017 at 11:38:07 AM EDT To: <> Subject: Register now for the International "Boosting the Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities" Conference! Reply-To: AESIS Network <> ... [Read more]  

Posted by Phillips on 08/13/2017 - 21:29
Problems with the questionnaire are fixed: The Back button now works, and questions you don’t wish to answer can be bypassed. Please go to So far, people are finding the survey thought-provoking. It asks your opinions, as experts in science/technology policy or forecasting, about challenges in science, technology, and business, over a 35-year horizon. Thank you very much for your help with this. I'll... [Read more]  

Posted by Cook, Fay Lomax on 08/11/2017 - 12:48
Dear Science Policy Community,   I am pleased to announce the detail assignment of Dr. Mark Fiegener as Acting Program Officer for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program within the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate. This appointment is effective August 11, 2017.     Dr. Fiegener currently serves as Senior Analyst in the NSF’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).  He joined NSF in 2008 as Project Officer for the Survey of Earned Doctorates project.  Dr. Fiegener also manages the... [Read more]  

Posted by Julia Ingrid Lane on 08/10/2017 - 10:50
  Julia LaneProfessor, Wagner School; Center for Urban Science and ProgressProvostial FellowCell Phone 646 208 4990Check out our new book Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools  From: Psalmonds, Earnestine [] Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:46 PMSubject: FW: NAS Graduate Education: Discussion Document and Call for Input  Hello, I am forwarding this National Academies call for community... [Read more]  

Posted by Phillips on 08/09/2017 - 23:53
Dear Scisippers, The survey asks your opinions, as experts in science/technology policy or forecasting, about challenges in science, technology, and business, over a 35-year horizon. Your answers will provide insights for far-seeing business leaders and policy makers. I hope you'll find it interesting. The online survey platform, Qualtrics, estimates a 19-minute task. However, please take time to give thoughtful answers. Find the survey at [Read more]  
Replied by Christopher Hill on 08/10/2017 - 12:35
Fred, It's bad form to post survey instruments that "demand" answers to all questions in order to complete the submission. At minimum, the respondent should have the opportunity to select something like "I choose not to answer" or "no opinion." I just trashed my draft response because your survey required answers to all questions. Chris Christopher T. Hill, Ph.D. Professor of Public Policy and Technology, Emeritus Schar School of Policy and Government George Mason University Arlington VA Mailing... [Read more]  
Replied by Phillips on 08/10/2017 - 19:04
At least the first of these problems will be fixed by Friday evening Asia time. High hopes for the 2nd one too. Online survey platforms offer great convenience but unfortunate rigidities also. Thanks Chris and Gordon for the heads-up. ________________________________________ From: Christopher Hill [] Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 5:35 AM To: Phillips; Subject: Re: [scisip] Relax for 19 minutes with an interesting questionnaire... [Read more]  
Replied by Norris Krueger on 08/10/2017 - 13:08
I can also guarantee that 19 minutes is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long. :)Norris"How can I help you to grow entrepreneurs?" Norris Krueger, Ph.D.Entrepreneurship Northwest     208.440.3747Blog: Presentations: [Read more]  
Replied by Christopher Hill on 08/10/2017 - 20:11
Great! I'll jump back in next week. It is a bit of a mind stretcher. Chris Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 10, 2017, at 7:04 PM, Phillips wrote: > > At least the first of these problems will be fixed by Friday evening Asia time. > High hopes for the 2nd one too. Online survey platforms offer great convenience but unfortunate rigidities also. > Thanks Chris and Gordon for the heads-up. > ________________________________________ > From: Christopher Hill [] >... [Read more]  

Posted by Robbins, Carol A. on 08/09/2017 - 08:42
  The NSF is seeking a candidate for the position of Science Resources Analyst within the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE). The incumbent is part of the Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) Program within NCSES. The program is responsible for the production of two congressionally-mandated reports and other analyses on a broad range of topics relating to science and technology (S&T) in the United States and globally. SEI develops the National Science Board's Science... [Read more]  

Posted by Stephen Fiore on 08/08/2017 - 20:14
Hi Everyone - Given how citizen science has been playing an increased role in science collaborations and science, more generally, I thought some folks would be interested in this.  The National Academies has a new committee out to develop ways to foster science learning through/with citizen science projects.  This is an important development as it touches not just formal educational practices, but also informal learning and the opportunity to educate the public, more broadly, in science.  The next meeting is tomorrow (and Thursday) with the remainder in the fall (October... [Read more]  

Posted by Hocine Cherifi on 08/07/2017 - 12:06
========================Apologies for any cross-posting========================COMPLEX NETWORKS 2017Sixth Int. Conference on Complex Networks & Their Applicationshttp://www.complexnetworks.orgWhere and When: Lyon, France, November 29  - 1 December 01, 2017.Important dates:* Abstract/Paper submission deadline: September 04, 2017* Notification of acceptance: October 01, 2017* Submission of Camera-Ready: October 8, 2017Speakers:Alex Arenas, Universidad... [Read more]  

Posted by Briggle, Adam on 08/07/2017 - 08:39
Steve, Fascinating - thanks for the heads up. I asked a colleague who spends over half his time in Chinese universities now. His response: "It's true. But not sure it is that different than the way American scientists are rewarded for the same thing with grants and promotions and raises." So, that might be another follow-up question for anyone looking to dig into this: In what ways does this differ from other kinds of incentive structures? Best, Adam Adam Briggle Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies... [Read more]  

Posted by Stephen Fiore on 08/06/2017 - 22:29
Hi Everyone - I just came across this article about a recent paper out on arXiv.  The authors did a great job tracking down the incentive systems China has put in place for publishing in top-tier journals.  There are a few interesting findings to point out.   First, the amount of the bonuses can be huge (see p. 15 -- e.g., “the reward value for a JASIST paper is equal to a single year’s salary for a newly hired professor while the cash award for a Nature or Science article is up to 20 times a university professors’ average annual salary.”).   Second, in addition... [Read more]  
Replied by Paula Stephan on 08/07/2017 - 08:25
Steve,   Thanks for calling attention to this interesting article.  In 2011, Chiara Franzoni, Giuseppe Scellato and I published an article in Science relating incentives (including cash) to submission patterns over 10 years to the journal Science.  The article can be found here:  We found that submissions increased significantly... [Read more]  

Posted by Briggle, Adam on 08/04/2017 - 09:53
Colleagues, Attached and below, please find the Call for Papers for the 2018 Public Philosophy Network (Feb. 8-10). Note also the change of location to Boulder, CO. You can read more about that in the links provided in the CFP. Please share this call widely. We hope to see many of you there! Adam Briggle and Bob Frodeman, PPN 2018 Co-Directors ‘Understanding Impact’ 4th Conference of the Public Philosophy Network New Location: Boulder, Colorado*   |   February 8-10, 2018 Submission Deadline: September 15   |   Notice... [Read more]  

Posted by Charlotte Baer on 08/04/2017 - 14:02
Dear all,   The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking a Data Science National Program Leader.  It is a completely new position for our agency.  We would love to receive many highly qualified applications.  Please share with others and encourage qualified individuals to apply. A brief description is below with a link to the announcement and application.  Thanks for your help.   NATIONAL PROGRAM LEADER National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA NIFA is USDA’s extramural funding agency that... [Read more]  

Posted by Loet Leydesdorff on 08/03/2017 - 13:55
Further steps in integrating the platforms of WoS and Scopus: Historiography with HistCite™ and main-path analysis El Profesional de la Información 26(4) (2017) 662-670; program HistCite™ enables an analyst to identify significant works on a given topic using the citation links between them diachronically. However, using Scopus data for drawing historiograms with HistCite™ has hitherto been a problem... [Read more]