Altmetrics for information professionals : past, present and by Kim Johan Holmberg

By Kim Johan Holmberg

The objective of any examine review is to guage the price or caliber of the learn compared to different learn. As caliber is very subjective and hard to degree, citations are used as a proxy. Citations are an incredible a part of scholarly verbal exchange and an important portion of learn overview, with the idea being that hugely stated paintings has inspired the paintings of many different researchers and as a result it really is extra priceless. lately we've seen new on-line information assets being researched for this objective and disruptive principles with the facility to alter study review, and even perhaps technological know-how as an entire, were born. Altmetrics is the recent examine zone that investigates the possibility of those new facts resource as signs of the effect that study has made at the medical group and past, and hence potentially additionally as symptoms of the societal influence of analysis. This ebook will current a few of these new facts resources, findings from previous altmetrics learn, and the disruptive principles that can transform scholarly communication.

  • Presents the various key principles and thoughts in prior study which have been using the evolution from bibliometrics to webometrics, and with the appearance of social media to altmetrics
  • Discusses the shortcomings and pitfalls of bibliometrics in examine review and the possibility of altmetrics to beat a few of these shortcomings
    • Presents probably the most very important info resources of altmetrics, the aggregators, and the several stakeholders
    • Reviews present examine approximately altmetrics and discusses attainable destiny trends
    • Presents how to degree and combination altmetrics in keeping with the extent of influence or kind of influence they represent

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    While CWTS and ARWU emphasize research output, QS and THE emphasize other aspects, such as education. info, on the other hand, only measures visibility and activity on the web. The fact that there are several different rankings that all use somewhat different data and weight the data differently (Aguillo, Bar-Ilan, Levene, & Ortega, 2010; Schmoch, 2015) would suggest that there is no consensus over how to best rank universities. , 2010). In addition, rankings that heavily rely on citations are relatively easy to manipulate, it would appear.

    These indicators have been studied from various aspects to seek answers to different research goals. The numbers of inlinks to journal websites have, for instance, been found to correlate with the JIF, with high impact journals tending to also receive more inlinks (Vaughan & Hysen, 2002). Espadas, Calero, and Piattini (2008) studied visibility of websites by investigating hyperlinking to them, and, with that, the findability of the websites. Lee and Park (2012) also studied website visibility, but linked their findings about the visibility of university websites to university management, planning, and governance.

    248). It has been suggested that as time goes by from publication date, the chances of gaining a first citation decrease (Van Dalen & Henkens, 2005), but there are exceptions, one of the most recent being the seminal papers related to something that would later be called Higgs Boson. Fifty years ago Peter W. Higgs wrote the paper titled “Broken symmetries and the masses of gauge bosons,” which was published in Physical Review Letters, volume 13, issue 16, in 1964. According to data from Scopus (which starts only from 1972) throughout the 1970s and 1980s the paper received about one or two citations a year, but in 1996 it received 19 citations, in 2009 it received 67 citations, and in 2013 it received 185 citations.

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