The call for presentation and poster submissions for the 6:AM conference is open now until 23:59 BST on the 14th of June.

We invite submissions that focus particularly on the practical application of altmetrics data (for example, how you are using altmetrics in your organization), or other presentations that relate to the following themes:


  • Scholarly communication and impact 3.0: what, why and where?

    How is scholarly communication evolving, and what does this mean for the future of how research is shared, discovered and understood? What is your business or organization doing to support authors through these changes? Importantly, are our current research evaluation and funding practices suitable for what we are trying to achieve, and where do we go from here?

  • Emerging research cultures: China and the global south

    Latin America, China, and other emerging research centres have a big part to play in addressing some of the global challenges we face, and yet they are often excluded or underrepresented in the world of research and metrics. What are these challenges, and what will be required to overcome them?

  • Mind the gap: building a more collaborative ecosystem

    Common infrastructures and knowledge sharing are central to building a more robust research environment. Where might we draw on or work closely with other groups within and beyond the scholarly community to develop the groundwork we have laid to date and realise real benefits for research? Altmetrics are at the intersection of many of these conversations - does our unique position in the community offer opportunities, and how can we best take advantage of them?

  • Decoding the data

    “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”: are we measuring the right things, and drawing useful conclusions? What patterns, underlying behaviours or interesting insights might we uncover from taking a different perspective?

  • New methods and parallels

    How do we break out of the numbers game? What practices and methods can we draw from collaborations with other areas of study or practice? For example computer science, statistics, humanities, big data - or even looking beyond those to the products and services that we interact with in our personal lives.


You’ll be asked to select from these format options:

  • 5 minute ignite session - got something exciting to share or a new idea you want to suggest? Use your 5 minutes of fame to entice the audience and get the ball rolling

  • 15 minute case study - we love to hear about what’s going on across the scholarly world! Think about submitting a case study to share news of something practical you or your organization have worked on.

  • 20 minute idea labs - been doing some research or hit on a hot topic you think needs some serious consideration? The idea labs are for you - come share your thoughts with the group and discuss them in real time.

  • Panel discussion - if something is ripe for debate, let’s do it! Here you can suggest a session, let us know what speaker ideas you have, and indicate who a good chair might be if you have someone (including yourself!) in mind.

  • Workshop - is there a break out session you’re itching to run, or something more interactive you’d like to make happen? Send us an outline of what you’d like to do to get our attendees engaged.

  • Poster - posters will be displayed during evening drinks on the 30th, with presenters invited to give a short introduction to their work at the end of the day


Submit to 6:AM


Requests are also welcome! If there’s a session or topic you’d love to see covered but don’t want to present yourself, email us at, or tweet us @6AMConf - we’ll see what we can do!