By Kim Johan Holmberg
The objective of any learn review is to guage the price or caliber of the study compared to different learn. As caliber is extremely subjective and hard to degree, citations are used as a proxy. Citations are a tremendous a part of scholarly communique and an important portion of learn assessment, with the idea being that hugely mentioned paintings has motivated the paintings of many different researchers and for this reason it really is extra worthy. lately we've seen new on-line info resources being researched for this function and disruptive rules with the facility to alter study evaluation, and maybe even technological know-how as a complete, were born. Altmetrics is the hot learn region that investigates the possibility of those new facts resource as symptoms of the effect that study has made at the medical group and past, and therefore very likely additionally as signs of the societal influence of study. This publication will current a few of these new facts resources, findings from prior altmetrics examine, and the disruptive rules that could seriously change scholarly communication.
- Presents a number of the key principles and ideas in prior study 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 learn overview and the possibility of altmetrics to beat a few of these shortcomings
- Presents probably the most very important facts resources of altmetrics, the aggregators, and different stakeholders
- Reviews present study approximately altmetrics and discusses attainable destiny trends
- Presents the way to degree and combination altmetrics in response to the extent of impression or kind of effect they represent
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Altmetrics for Information Professionals: Past, Present and Future by Kim Johan Holmberg