Speaker Needed: AEJMC conference in Denver - 20 to 30 minutes on ISI, 8/6/10 7-8 am
As of June 18th, 2010, a speaker is still needed for this event at the AEJMC in Denver: http://www.aejmcdenver.org/
From: Communications Librarians Discussion List [COMLIB-L@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU] On Behalf Of Kathleen Hansen [k-hans@UMN.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 2:32 PM
Subject: AEJMC conference in Denver needs speaker
Hello colleagues. I got a message from a J-School faculty member (Sandy Utt at the U of Memphis) about the upcoming Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Denver later this summer. Sandy is asking (on behalf of the association journal editors) for someone to speak about the process of getting journals included in the ISI databases. As many of you know, this is a huge issue for the NRC rankings that all communications programs are now facing. Many of the communication studies-type titles ARE included in ISI indexes, but almost none of the journalism and mass communication titles are. Here is the relevant portion of Sandy's message
I’m attempting to put together our annual breakfast meeting for the Divisional Editors of AEJMC. Our meeting is Friday, Aug. 6 at 7AM to 8 AM. I know it’s early, but we will have coffee, etc.
We would like to have someone with knowledge of the ISI process speak about how to get our journals included. We would need the person to talk for about 20-30 minutes.
If any of you are planning on attending the conference and would be willing to join the editors that morning to talk about ISI processes, please contact Sandy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. K.
Kathleen A. Hansen, Professor
Director, Minnesota Journalism Center
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Minnesota
111 Murphy Hall, 206 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
PH: 612.625.3480 FAX: 612.626.8251
Added information from an email to Cathy Michael:
6/14/10 from Prof. Sandy Utt:
"...I’m asking for one of two things:
Information about the ISI and NRC process and rankings so that I can explain them to the Divisional Journal editors at the AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) meeting that’s in August.
Or someone from your group who can do a 30-minute show and tell. Our annual breakfast meeting is Friday, Aug. 6 at 7AM. AEJMC is meeting in Denver."
NRC Report process explained in the Chronicle of Higher Ed.:
Glenn, D. (2010, June 13). After Years of Delay, NRC Doctoral-Program Rankings May Be Merely Historical - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education. Chronicle.com. Retrieved June 21, 2010, from http://chronicle.com/article/After-Years-of-Delay-NRC/65918/?sid=at&utm_...
From Prof. Ed Funkhouser, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, NC State (email of 6/14/10)
Funkhouser, Edward. The Evaluative Use of Citation Analysis for Communication Journals. Human Communication Research 22 (1996) 563-574.
Funkhouser, Edward. Problems with the Use of Citation Indexes in Communication Research. Association for Communication Administration Bulletin, No. 69, August, 1989, pp. 79-83. This journal was later named The Journal of the Association for Communication Administration.