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Performance Measurement and Metrics

Performance Measurement and Metrics


The international journal of library assessment, value and impact

ISSN: 1467-8047

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2020: 2.0
CiteScoreTracker 2021: 1.8 (Updated Monthly)

Aims & Scope

The aim of the journal is to support the implementation of research into practice, and to provide a knowledge-base for evidence-based decision-making in libraries, museums and archives.

The journal is concerned with planning, service development and advocacy in libraries, museums and archives, and their broader ecosystems, including the resources they provide and the organizations of which they are a part.

The journal supports both Gold and Green Open Access, and has no post-publication embargo period.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New approaches to performance measurement and assessment in libraries, museums and archives.
  • New methods, tools and techniques for libraries, museums and archives to use in performance measurement and assessment endeavors.
  • Frameworks for library, museum and archive value, impact, assessment, or performance measurement.
  • Developments in analytics, data visualization, or usability testing.
  • Developments in communication of performance measurement and assessment activities and outcomes.
  • Ethical issues in performance measurement and assessment.
  • The role of performance measurement and assessment in effecting organizational and culture change, both within libraries, museums and archives, and by librarians, curators and archivists within their setting/context.
  • User experience (UX) research.
  • Accreditation, Standards and benchmarking for libraries, museums and archives.
  • Case studies describing the use of assessment in the management of libraries, museums and archives.
  • Case studies illustrating the use of performance measurement in service improvement.
  • Case studies demonstrating the library, museum or archive’s contribution to their organization’s goals.
  • Case studies where performance measurement or assessment has been used to illuminate social justice issues in libraries, museums and archives.
  • Case studies about evidence-based advocacy by libraries, museums and archives.

This journal is abstracted and indexed by:

  • ESCI
  • Current Abstracts;
  • Education Full Text;
  • INSPEC;
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts;
  • Library Literature and Information Science Full Text;
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega;
  • OmniFile Full Text Select;
  • zetoc

This journal is ranked by: 

The Publication Forum (Finland), BFI (Denmark); Scopus, Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List

Image: The 2017 Performance Measurement in Libraries Conference Editorial Board.

The 2017 Performance Measurement in Libraries Conference Editorial Board, Chaired by Frankie Wilson.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Town. You can view the conference album here.


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