#altmetrics 101

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#altmetrics 101

  1. 1. #altmetrics 101and why you need to know about themmichelle daltonuniversity of limerick
  2. 2. impact > citations
  3. 3. whyyouneedtoknowaboutthem
  4. 4. the theory
  5. 5. ―Altmetrics are fast, using public APIs togather data in days or weeks. They‘reopen – not just the data, but the scriptsand algorithms that collect and interpretit. Altmetrics look beyond counting andemphasize semantic content likeusernames, timestamps, and tags‖altmetrics, a manifestohttp://altmetrics.org/manifesto/
  6. 6. downloads, shares, tweets, likes,views, bookmarks, scopuscitations, comments, reviews,wikipedia articles, blog posts,news stories, saves, +1s, googlescholar citations, favourites, clicks,stars, mentions …
  7. 7. … of journal articles, bookchapters, data-sets, videos, blogposts, slide decks, software,conference papers, websites …
  8. 8. in practice
  9. 9. within twelve daysof publicationarticle published 3 apr 2013screenshot 15 apr 2013
  10. 10. but zero citations
  11. 11. real-time indicators of impactcaptures ‗practitioner‘ impact of those whomay never publishevidence of public engagementa leading indicator for future citations?measuring impact
  12. 12. discover trending topics and papersidentify potential collaboratorstrack the impact and reach of your articleacross different channelsresearch tools
  13. 13. the tools
  14. 14. works for anypaper with a doihttp://www.altmetric.com/bookmarklet.php
  15. 15. impactstory.orgnot just citations
  16. 16. impactstory.org
  17. 17. impactstory.orgpubmed central& scopus
  18. 18. what people are talking about nowplos.org
  19. 19. plumanalytics.com
  20. 20. altmetric exploreraltmetric.com
  21. 21. www.papercritic.com
  22. 22. ―In the next five years, I believe that it willbecome routine to track — and to value —citations to an online lab notebook,contributions to a software library, bookmarks todata sets from content-sharing sites such asPinterest and Delicious. In other words, to valuea wider range of metrics that suggest aresearch product has made a difference‖heather piwowarNature 493, 159 (10 January 2013) doi:10.1038/493159a

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