Measuring the societal impact of open science (1st presentation of a research project)

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Presenting the background and plan for the research project titled "Measuring the societal impact of open science". Financed by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland (2015-2016). #altmetrics #impact #research #project #OpenScience

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Measuring the societal impact of open science (1st presentation of a research project)

  1. 1. Kim Holmberg Research Unit for the Sociology of Education University of Turku (e) kim.j.holmberg@utu.fi (w3) http://kimholmberg.fi @kholmber
  2. 2. 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 201420132012201120102009200820072006200520042003200220012000199919981997199619951994 The increase of publications about bibliometrics as indexed by Web of Science between 1994 and 2014 (data retrieved from Web of Science on 9 February, 2015). Bibliometrics “the study of quantitative aspects of the production, dissemination, and use of recorded information” (Tague-Sufcliffe, 1992)
  3. 3. Problems with citation-based indicators
  4. 4. Problem 1: Time
  5. 5. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Time after publication (Years) Citations Time of research assessment Option 1: Journal impact factor, Julkaisufoorumi, … Potential future impact
  6. 6. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Time after publication (Years) Citations Time of research assessment Option 2: Citations (after n years) Past success and impact
  7. 7. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Time after publication (Years) Citations How can we measure impact in realtime?
  8. 8. Problem 2: Journals
  9. 9. Fenner, M. & Lin, J. (2013). Altmetrics in Evolution: Defining & Redefining the Ontology of Article-Level Metrics. http://dx.doi.org/10.3789/isqv25no2.2013.04
  10. 10. Problem 3: Impact
  11. 11. Science IMPACT ON:
  12. 12. Science Society Environment Culture Economy Education IMPACT ON:
  13. 13. Altmetrics the study and use of scholarly impact measures based on activity in online tools and environments Priem, J. (2014). Altmetrics. In Cronin, B. & Sugimoto, C.R. (Eds.). Beyond Bibliometrics: Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Impact. MIT Press, 2014.
  14. 14. Created by researchers Created by the public Altmetrics
  15. 15. Altmetrics Provide a more nuanced image of the total impact that research has made?
  16. 16. Altmetrics and open science?
  17. 17. Research project: Measuring the societal impact of open science Project is financed by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland (2015-2016).
  18. 18. Goals of the research project: 1) Investigate altmetrics (at country-level, i.e. Finland) and create a prototype to demonstrate them 2) Develop methods to map societal impact of research (and to analyze the stories behind the altmetrics)
  19. 19. Kim Holmberg kim.j.holmberg@utu.fi http://kimholmberg.fi @kholmber Thank you

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