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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.


  • STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
    Most conference proceedings are now available at the Leiden University Repository. 
  • STI 2018: Digital Science Poster Prize
    In collaboration with Digital Science we will be able to award a poster prize to the best posters of the STI 2018 conference.
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  • 2018 Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis
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  • Measuring Science and Research Performance course
    The new edition of the CWTS Course for Professionals on ‘Measuring Science and Research Performance’  will be held on the campus of the University of Leiden right after the 2018 STI Conference,  between the 17th and 21st of September.
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General topics

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

The full Call for papers is also available in PDF format.

Important dates

  • Call for papers and posters: February 12, 2018
  • Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2018
  • Deadline for submissions: April 13, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2018
  • Early-bird registration: March 29 – July 15, 2018
  • Closing of registration: September 4, 2018
  • Conference: September 12 - 14, 2018
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