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Devastating news

Dr. Puay Tang

It is with great sadness that the chair and steering committee of ENRESSH  inform you of the death of a dear MC Member and founder of ENRESSH, Dr. Puay TANG. Her untimely death came as a sudden shock to those of us who knew her and was caused by an incurable disease that was discovered at a late stage. It is very hard to accept because Puay, besides being a very fine scholar and a wonderful colleague, was such a lively personality with lots of humour.

She was involved in many projects on evaluating the impact of research, and had published extensively on the subject.

Many of you will not have met Puay, nor her partner Jordi Molas Gallart, MC Member from Spain, and yet they were both with the movement from the outset and helped set up the network that was to become ENRESSH. Puay had been unable to participate at meetings for some time due to new responsabilities at the University of Sussex, but she was always with us. She was involved in many projects on evaluating the impact of research, and had published extensively on the subject. Those who knew her will remember her joyfulness and enthusiasm. Her death is a huge loss for all of us.

ENRESSH will honour Puay’s memory on our website. If you knew her, please feel free to send us a few words saying how you met Puay, on what kind of projects you cooperated with her, or whatever other ideas you have about her. We would like to gather all these testimonials and publish them.

Ioana Galleron

on behalf of the Steering committee of ENRESSH

Impact cases as a new academic genre

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Marta Wróblewska presenting her study of the impact case as a new academic genre at the Research Council of Norway today. Looking forward to see the results of her STSM-project comparing British and Norwegian case studies of societal impact!


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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 5th PUBMET2018 Conference on scholarly publishing in the context of Open Sciencewhich will be held on 20-21 September 2018 at the University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia, and is organized by the University of Zadar, the University of Zagreb and the Ruđer Bošković Institute, under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Education and OpenAIRE Advance. This conference provides a platform for researchers, editors, publishers, librarians, repository managers, and policymakers to discuss recent trends in scholarly publishing and metrics, and timely topics related to Open Science.

Please check our website at to find more information about speakers, workshops, social events and other information. The special session on Friday – SPARC Europe session – will focus on how to manage copyright, moral and exploitation rights, and Creative Commons to work optimally for a range of stakeholders in the scholarly communication.

There is still some time to submit an abstract for PUBMET2018 and you can also register using the REGISTER link. We have special discounts for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. We also organize sightseeing of beautiful Zadar, as well as an optional boat trip on the Zrmanja River.

As the hosting city of Zadar is indeed the pearl of Dalmatia and Adriatic sea, with a wealth of cultural, historical, but also modern attractions. Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first sea organs in the world.

After visiting the conference website, please address any questions regarding registration, accommodation and on-line submission to the organizers (

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Zadar!

Sincerely yours

On behalf of the Organizing  and Programme Committee

Jadranka Stojanovski

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A call for 5 topics has been opened:

T1.1 Preparation of survey on evaluation and career (WG1);

T1.2 Peer Review as an Evaluation Process in the Social Sciences and  Humanities (WG1);

T2  Delineating the field of SSH impact: lessons from an expert survey (WG2);

T3.1 Metadata standards in the frame of the ENRESSH-VIRTA information  service (WG3);

T3.2 Coverage of SSH publications in major international indexes (WG3.

Dates to remember

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 01/05/2018 Notification of

application outcome: 10/05/2018 Period of STSM: between 01/06/2018 and 30/10/2018

More information:

Becoming Metric-Wise

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If your lost on Metrics, then a new book for which ENRESSH’s Raf Guns is one of the authors could help.

Pity about the prices. As ever with Elsevier and science – their hands in our pockets.