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#altmetrics 101

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  • 1. #altmetrics 101and why you need to know about themmichelle daltonuniversity of limerick
  • 2. impact > citations
  • 3. whyyouneedtoknowaboutthem
  • 4. the theory
  • 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. downloads, shares, tweets, likes,views, bookmarks, scopuscitations, comments, reviews,wikipedia articles, blog posts,news stories, saves, +1s, googlescholar citations, favourites, clicks,stars, mentions …
  • 7. … of journal articles, bookchapters, data-sets, videos, blogposts, slide decks, software,conference papers, websites …
  • 8. in practice
  • 9. within twelve daysof publicationarticle published 3 apr 2013screenshot 15 apr 2013
  • 10. but zero citations
  • 11. real-time indicators of impactcaptures ‗practitioner‘ impact of those whomay never publishevidence of public engagementa leading indicator for future citations?measuring impact
  • 12. discover trending topics and papersidentify potential collaboratorstrack the impact and reach of your articleacross different channelsresearch tools
  • 13. the tools
  • 14. works for anypaper with a doihttp://www.altmetric.com/bookmarklet.php
  • 15. impactstory.orgnot just citations
  • 16. impactstory.org
  • 17. impactstory.orgpubmed central& scopus
  • 18. what people are talking about nowplos.org
  • 19. plumanalytics.com
  • 20. altmetric exploreraltmetric.com
  • 21. www.papercritic.com
  • 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