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Thursday 29 June 2017

What's New in Journal Metrics? CiteScore and more

Date and time

Thursday 29 June at 11:00 - 12:30 EDT (New York) / 16:00 - 17:30 BST (London) / 17:00 - 18:30 CEST (Europe)
*Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar on this date and time, you may register and receive a recording for viewing at a time to suit you.


In this webinar, recent innovations in journal metrics will be examined from the viewpoint of an organization that produces such metrics, and from the perspective of the end user. Chris James will provide an overview of CiteScore metrics, a new standard which aims to provide a comprehensive view of a journal's impact. He will discuss Elsevier's reasons for introducing this tool, differentiate it from existing metrics, and will talk about its uses, applications, and pitfalls. Chris will also share his two golden rules for using research metrics. Ludo Waltman will discuss CiteScore from a bibliometric perspective, highlighting the pros and cons of the new metric. Ludo will also address end-user considerations for CiteScore and more broadly for journal metrics in general.

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Chris JamesChris James, Product Manager for Research Metrics at Elsevier
Chris James is responsible for developing and rolling out various research metrics across the Elsevier Research Intelligence product portfolio. He was part of the team that successfully launched CiteScore metrics in 2016. Chris joined Elsevier in Amsterdam in 2004, where he has held roles in the company’s sales and product marketing teams. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for training Elsevier customers on ScienceDirect and Scopus. More recently, Chris led the product marketing activities of SciVal, Elsevier’s flagship metrics tool to visualize and benchmark research performance. Prior to joining Elsevier, he worked at an engineering consultancy in the UK. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Sunderland.

Ludo Waltman, PhD, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University
Ludo WaltmanLudo Waltman is deputy director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University. At CWTS, Ludo leads the Quantitative Science Studies (QSS) research group, which focuses on bibliometric and scientometric research. Ludo is an expert on bibliometric indicators and citation analysis. He coordinates the CWTS Leiden Ranking, a well-known bibliometric ranking of major universities worldwide. He is also one of the developers of the SNIP journal metric produced by CWTS based on the Elsevier Scopus database. Ludo serves as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Informetrics, one of the major scientific journals in the field of scientometrics.

Who should attend

This webinar will address issues relevant to everyone with in an interest in journal metrics, from editorial and publishing professionals to librarians and researchers.

Registration and booking

ALPSP Members US$60:00 per person
Non Member US$90:00 per person

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For more information

Please contact: Amanda Whiting (

This webinar is produced by ALPSP and the Copyright Clearance Center. 


Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Thu 29 Jun 2017
  • Fri 30 Jun 2017
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