By Kim Johan Holmberg
The target of any learn evaluation is to judge the worth or caliber of the learn compared to different examine. As caliber is extremely subjective and hard to degree, citations are used as a proxy. Citations are a tremendous a part of scholarly verbal exchange and an important portion of learn review, with the belief being that hugely brought up paintings has stimulated the paintings of many different researchers and as a result it really is extra useful. lately we've seen new on-line information resources being researched for this goal and disruptive principles with the ability to alter learn review, and maybe even technology as a complete, were born. Altmetrics is the hot examine quarter that investigates the opportunity of those new info resource as signs of the influence that learn has made at the clinical group and past, and hence most likely additionally as symptoms of the societal impression of study. This publication will current a few of these new information assets, findings from past altmetrics learn, and the disruptive rules that could transform scholarly communication.
- Presents the various key rules and options in previous examine which have been riding the evolution from bibliometrics to webometrics, and with the arrival of social media to altmetrics
- Discusses the shortcomings and pitfalls of bibliometrics in study overview and the potential for altmetrics to beat a few of these shortcomings
- Presents the most very important info resources of altmetrics, the aggregators, and different stakeholders
- Reviews present examine approximately altmetrics and discusses attainable destiny trends
- Presents how to degree and mixture altmetrics in accordance with the extent of influence or form of impression they represent
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Altmetrics for Information Professionals: Past, Present and Future by Kim Johan Holmberg