PSP Free Brown Bag Luncheon & Networking: Altmetrics

Monday, November 16, 2015
12 PM - 2 PM

Monday, November 16th, 2015
AAP/NY Offices
71 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Or via webinar from 12:15-1:15pm (ET)

Is this for me?
If you have between 0-3 years experience in any department of a professional and scholarly publishing organization this event is for you.   Or if you just want to learn more about altmetrics in PSP publishing…
If you attend the talk in person there will be ample time to network with staff from other publishing organizations.

Why should I attend?

  • Meet and Network with your Peers
  • Listen & Learn about Altmetrics
  • Put what you learn into practice in your workplace

If you would like the opportunity to network with other staff in the professional and scholarly publishing arena, meet your peers and find out what they’re doing and learn about altmetrics then this free (for AAP members) luncheon talk is for you!

How will the luncheon be structured?
The luncheon will begin with the chance to meet and network with others in the PSP field (in person only attendees). You will then have the opportunity to listen to a senior professional in the industry who will discuss the following:
Despite nearly 350 years of practice, we still do a fairly poor job of measuring the quality and impact of scholarly papers and the work of individual researchers. Much of our system for determining funding and career advancement revolves around one metric: the Impact Factor. Technology has progressed to a point where we can do better. We can now track the life of each individual paper after it has been published, and better understand how it is read and how it is used. This creates a tremendous opportunity for new alternative metrics (‘altmetrics’) to give us a much better sense of a paper’s true impact. At the same time, we are now faced with an overwhelming quantity of information and seemingly unlimited ways to analyze a researcher’s work. How do we separate out the digital needles from the haystack, the signal from the noise and create useful tools? Is attention the same thing as quality and should it play a role in researcher assessment? What other sorts of questions can altmetrics help us answer?

The luncheon will end with another opportunity to network with your colleagues and speak the presenters (in person only attendees).

David Crotty, Editorial Director, Journals Policy, Oxford University Press

Advance Questions:
If you have a question or an issue involving altmetrics you would like to (anonymously) ask the speaker to address, feel free to email me and I can pass it along to them (

Additional information:
This is a free event for AAP Members (visit to see if your company is a member).  There is a $15 per person charge if you are not from an AAP member company. 

Space is limited so sign up today.  A light lunch will be served for those attending in person. 

Registration Fees:
AAP Member - Free
Non Member - $15.00