Prof Chris Oliver
What should I read?
How is my research used?
Scientists do more than write papers.
Objective Quantitative MeasuresJournal Citation Counts - Number of times an article is cited in other articlesJournal Impact Factor - number of times all articles in a journal are cited in other journals
It took approximately a generation for bibliographic citation analysis to achieve acceptability as a measure of academic impact."
Traces on the web
Web ResourcesGoogleResearchGateMendeleyLinkedInAcadaemia.eduOrcidAltmetrics.comPure (CRIS)Edinburgh Research Explorer
How to measure academic impact?New Filters? What kind of impact?Level of aggregation?Analysis by going for scale?
altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship
Altmetrics tries to Measure
Viewed - HTML views & downloadsDiscussed - journal comments, science blogs, Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook & other social media Saved - Mendeley, CiteULike and other social bookmarksCited - citations in the scholarly literature, tracked by Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef & others Recommended - resources
Altmetrics = > ArticlesTraditional articles & booksObjects in papers, figures, graphs, picturesSoftware ToolsDatasetsMolecular structures, artAlgorithmsSlideshows - SlideShareGrants, PatentsMentions popular media, blogs & Social media
Who Does It?Plum Analytics Impact StoryPLOSAltmetric.com - Service provider with API for publishers, bibliographic websites, offer bookmarklet.
BenefitsReader - new interesting current works & peopleAuthors - recognition besides articlesPublishers - measure success of publication, new authors, topics, more information for citation pageGrantors & Universities - additional metrics to use for grants, hiring and promotion, but not yet!Bibliographic Databases - Another information element to display with the citation
Buzz can be manipulated - will it become part of the PhD Curriculum?Academics dont use Social Media like the Public - unbalancedOver relianceRank employeesHow would Einsteins Theory of Special Relativity score altmetricaly if it was published today?
Altmetric FutureCombining different types of measures may lead to more accuracy
More sources, better algorithmsMight influence scientists to use more social mediaAltmetrics deployed inside institution to identify what buzz isFunding
Prof Chris Oliver