Proceedings are collections of research papers presented at a conference, usually distributed in print or digitally, or published in connection with a conference and written by one or more authors about a specific theme or idea and based on research, the conference in question being regarded as important for the communication between researchers.
At the moment, it is not generally possible to assess proceedings using authorised lists of conferences, websites or publishers (unless the proceedings are edited articles in publications belonging to the categories ‘books’, ‘book chapters’ or ‘edited volumes’; in that case, this indicator is subject to the same rules as books/book chapters/edited volumes). Evidence for the value and relevance of proceedings for research communication must therefore be presented in the narrative. It is possible to distinguish between papers in peer-reviewed proceedings and papers in non-peer-reviewed proceedings.
Some of the proceedings in this category qualify as hybrid because their readership includes not only peers but also a societal group. Such proceedings are thus regarded as examples of authorised indicators.
This indicator can be operationalised using various criteria to demonstrate – with arguments – the importance of the products. The criteria are:
- scientific or scholarly significance/reputation of publication channel
- scientific or scholarly significance/reputation of the conference
Reasoned indicator, as part of narrative.
The Digital Humanities panel had identified a number of important scientific conference for the domain, please see the Digital Humanities page.