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A Brief Introduction to Altmetrics: Compliment or Replacement? Zohreh Zahedi ARMOOK & Shahid Beheshti University Webinar 12th March 2014.

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1 A Brief Introduction to Altmetrics: Compliment or Replacement? Zohreh Zahedi ARMOOK & Shahid Beheshti University Webinar 12th March 2014

2 Outline Introduction to altmetrics Tools and data sources for altmetrics Some possibilities & limitations Conclusion

3 Introduction to Altmetrics What is altmetrics? No clear definition The term altmetrics was proposed in 2010 as a generalization of article level metrics (ALM) refers to the mentions of scientific outputs in social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Wikipedia, Mendeley, etc.), news media and also may include usage data (article views, downloads)

4 Altmetrics tools and providers Mendeley Altmetric.com PLOS Plum Analytics Impact Story 3

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6 How many papers have altmetrics? Zahedi, Costas & Wouters (2013) Random sample (20,000 pubs) from Web of Science Period Metrics from Impact Story Data Source papers with metrics % papers without metrics % Mendeley Twitter Wikipedia Delicious

7 Pros & Cons Fast: shows real time impact Expand the concept of impact Could Complement bibliometric indicators No clear meaning Manipulable No normalization of indicators

8 Conclusions Conceptualization of the new altmetrics needed Standardization of tools and data needed Lots of research needed

9 Thanks for your attentions!


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