Analysing scholarly communication metadata of computer science events
Over the past 30 years we have observed the impact of the ubiquitous availability of the Internet, email, and web-based services on scholarly communication. The preparation of manuscripts as well as the organisation of conferences, from submission to peer review to publication, have become considerably easier and efficient. A key question now is what were the measurable effects on scholarly communication in computer science? Of particular interest are the following questions: Did the number of submissions to conferences increase? How did the selection processes change? Is there a proliferation of publications? We shed light on some of these questions by analysing comprehensive scholarly communication metadata from a large number of computer science conferences of the last 30 years. Our transferable analysis methodology is based on descriptive statistics analysis as well as exploratory data analysis and uses crowd-sourced, semantically represented scholarly communication metadata from OpenResearch.org.