skip to primary navigationskip to content

Scholastica and Altmetric release FREE EBOOK: The Evolution of Impact Indicators: From bibliometrics to altmetrics.

last modified Oct 08, 2015 11:01 AM

The rise of the Open Access movement and advances in digital publishing workflows are creating more opportunities than ever for scholarship to have an impact both within and beyond academia. As research moves online and references to scholarship diverge from the confines of bibliometric citations, many academics and journal publishers have begun to seek new impact indicators to better capture these changing behaviours. Altmetrics have emerged as an alternative indicator that can offer scholars and journal editors a more holistic picture of the reach and utility of their publications.

This eBook provides an overview of the ongoing changes in the impacts and metrics landscape, and offers a handy guide for any journal editor or researcher interested to learn more about the latest developments in the area – including what these new metrics are, and how they can be used in practice.

In this ebook you’ll find:

  • The most common bibliometrics in use today and their strengths and limitations
  • What altmetrics are: applications and misconceptions
  • How journals and publishers of all sizes can benefit from tracking altmetrics  
  • How scholars can use altmetrics to find new ways to express the reach of their work
  • Projections for the future of research impact indicators 

 

Click here to download your copy from Scholastica and Altmetric

 

To read the full article please visit Altmetric's website.

OPdA Tweets

Upcoming events

Creating futures in science

Sep 28, 2017

Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, 105 Eddington Place

Milner Therapeutics Symposium: From Basic Research to Drugs in Patients

Oct 02, 2017

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Upcoming events

RSS Feed Latest news

Welcome to the Postdoc Centre @ Eddington!

Sep 22, 2017

We are delighted to say that the fantastic new, purpose-built Postdoc Centre at Eddington in north west Cambridge is officially launched.

Enterprise Fair in Berlin: Digital Startup Ecosystem - apply by 27 September

Sep 13, 2017

Join junior researchers from across Europe 6-7 November in Berlin and learn about entrepreneurship and corporate venturing. Attendance is by application only.

View all news