The Top Five Factors That Ensure Successful Journal Content (
Friday, June 17, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
Chair: Liz Brown, Manager of Publisher Relations, Project MUSE, Johns Hopkins University Press
Panelists: Gordon Rudy, Journals Publisher, University of Chicago Press; Chris Wozniak, Electronic Publishing Analyst, American Association for Cancer Research; Brian Shea, Publicity and Advertising Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University Press
Everyone is looking for usage and "impact.” Authors, librarians, university administrators, and publishers want to align themselves with research that is making a difference. The concept of Impact Factor has been a proxy for quality, but has only focused at the level of the journal. Recently, various measures have been developed to try to get at a quality measurement that works at the article level. How should university presses be thinking about these measurements and how should they be communicating them to their journal publishing partners? This session will provide hands-on advice about social media, altmetrics, H-Index, and Scimago rankings.