Altmetrics – tools to assess the impact of scholarly works based on alternative online measures such as bookmarks, links, blog posts, etc. –have become a regular topic in this blog. The altmetrics manifesto was published in
This was another week with a fair amount of spam in my email inbox. We all receive email spam on a regular basis and most of us have probably also received science spam: invitations to scientific
In December Euan Adie and I started the CrowdoMeter project, an analysis of the semantic content of tweets linking to scholarly papers. Because classifying almost 500 tweets is a lot of work, we turned this
Regular readers of this blog know that I’m a big fan of the reference manager Papers – three years ago we even had a poetry contest when the iPhone version was first released. The strength
figshare allows researchers to publish all of their research outputs in seconds in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner. The service was started by Mark Hahnel last year while still a PhD student. Mark
Earlier this week I wrote a guest post for the Impact of Social Sciences blog. In the post I talk about a recent paper correlating tweets and citations (also discussed on this blog). But the
Zotero 3.0 was officially released today. The big change in version 3.0 of the reference manager is a standalone version that runs outside the Firefox browser. The first beta was released in August 2011.
Faculty 1000 today announced F1000 Research, a new fully Open Access publishing program across biology and medicine, that will start publishing later this year. The default open access license is CC-BY, and CC0 for data.
The ScienceOnline2012 conference last week again was a wonderful experience. This was my third time in North Carolina, and I had many great conversations in the sessions, hallways – and bars. One of many highlights
The Sloan Foundation has awarded a $125,000 grant to Columbia University and Mendeley to fund the development of a Citation-Style Language (CSL) editor. CSL is a XML-based language to format citations and bibliographies, and is