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Welcome to the STI 2018 Conference Website

The 2018 STI conference will be held 12-14 September 2018 in Leiden (The Netherlands) in collaboration with the European Network of Indicator Developers (ENID), and will be hosted by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. This edition will have a special focus on the discussion of “indicators in transition” as a driving force for more comprehensive, broader and socially oriented forms of Science, Technology and Innovation indicators and evaluations. The aim of the conference is to promote a reflection on the need for more comprehensive and contextualized STI indicators. The conference aims to offer an international platform to propose and discuss more comprehensive approaches and indicators in the study of Science, Technology and Innovation.


We welcome contributions on, but not limited to, the following topics and related sub-topics:

  • Altmetrics & social media
    • Theoretical foundations
    • Validation studies
    • Data sources
  • Careers in science
    • Gender and diversity
    • Careers outside academia
    • Early career researcher experience
  • Indicators of Science and Technology
    • Responsible use of indicators
    • Societal impact of research
    • Systemic and behavorial effects of indicators
  • Innovation
    • Gendered innovations
    • Public-private interactions (e.g. university-industry)
    • Industrial R&D dynamics
  • Open Science
    • Open access
    • Open data
    • Open science and the academic reward system
  • Research evaluation
    • Responsible research evaluation
    • Methods in research evaluation
    • Case studies
  • Research integrity
    • Policies promoting research integrity and their effects

    • Misconducts in scientific publishing

    • Studies of other types of misconduct in research


Call for tracks

We invite you to submit thematic tracks for the STI2018 conference.  We welcome proposals for tracks dedicated to established or emerging topics, such as bibliometrics and/in SSH, open science, responsible metrics, altmetrics and social media studies. We especially welcome transdisciplinary streams and international collaborations.

Selected tracks will be included in the call for papers and track organizers are asked to take place in the scientific committee of STI 2018 and assist in the peer review process of contributions submitted to their track. Thematic tracks might take a multitude of forms, ranging from (one or more) paper sessions, roundtables, short provocations or other means of engagement. Thematic tracks will typically try to achieve more coherence throughout the track than the average paper session can provide. For questions about possible thematic tracks and submissions of special tracks email us at sti2018@cwts.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit 250 word abstracts for special tracks, including names and affiliations of organizers, by 15th of January at sti2018@cwts.leidenuniv.nl

Important dates

  • Call for papers and posters: February 1, 2018
  • Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2018
  • Early-bird registration: June 15 – July 15, 2018
  • Conference: September 12 - 14, 2018

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