To understand how research articles are shared and discussed, traditional journal level metrics are not adequate. Citations take a long time to accumulate, so how else can we measure the impact and influence of research? In this episode, Elizabeth Seiver dives into the world of altmetrics with Stacy Konkiel, Outreach & Engagement Manager at Altmetric.
Together they discuss:
- What altmetrics are
- How they are used
- Why journal impact factors aren’t enough to measure research influence
- What’s next for altmetrics
Interested in learning more? Follow Stacy on Twitter @skonkiel and check out the links below.
- PLOS Article Level Metrics (ALMs)
- Stefanie Haustein’s paper on the content and sentiment of tweets sharing academic articles
- Stacy’s article on altmetrics and the Research Excellent Framework (REF) in the UK
- On Andrew Wakefield and the retracted yet widely cited autism study
- On the “Crappy Gabor” paper
- Academics and their social media April Fools Jokes! Mike Eisen forsakes Open Access and Tal Yarkoni joins Elsevier.
- Humanists are more likely to use altmetrics than physical scientists or engineers.
- Scientists vs Humanists on T-Rex
- Relative Citation Ratio (RCR), article metrics compared to research area