Category Archives: Blog

Altmetrics: Now and Next

Written by Heidi Becker, Planning & Evaluation Associate, The John Templeton Foundation In an information-packed session chaired by Catherine Williams (Altmetric), our panelists gave us a landscape of current and upcoming work

Altmetrics: Listening and Giving Voice to Ideas with Social Media Data

After a warm welcome from Philip Mai, Director of Business and Communications at Ryerson Social Media Lab and Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development at Digital Science, the 4th Altmetrics Conference was officially underway! We’d

4:AM Altmetrics Conference – What Are We Missing?

This guest post is contributed by Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development at Digital Science. The Altmetrics Conference always gives us a great opportunity to take stock of our field and reflect

Why clinical citations deserve their own metric

This is a guest post contributed by Christina Lohr, Product Manager Research Metrics at Elsevier. In 2014, an article was published on the “Immunization for Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in high-risk children”. Despite its

The role of science in society: learning from knowledge systems

This post is contributed by Clément Gévaudan, Senior Program Associate at the Global Development Network. The role of science in society: learning from knowledge systems Have you ever thought about the role

Publication strategies and altmetrics

Publication strategies and altmetrics This post is contributed by Camilla Lindelöw from Södertörn University. A researcher of today deals with a lot of evaluation. When they are not evaluated themselves, they evaluate

Is Brazilian scientific circulation partially invisible?

This post is contributed by Thaiane Oliveira from the Universidade Federal Fluminense. The extent to which research achieves visibility and impact is determined by many things, not least institutional norms and the

The psychology in Altmetrics. Brett Buttliere

  The psychology in Altmetrics. Brett Buttliere Altmetrics provides unprecedented access into the scholarly process and outcomes of papers. Here we will argue that these data can be beneficially utilized for understanding

You do want to see how it’s made – seeing what goes into altmetrics

  There’s a saying about oil, something along the lines of “you really don’t want to see how it’s made”. And whilst I’m reluctant to draw too many parallels between the petrochemical

4:AM Hack Day announcement: This year’s “Hack Day” is now a do-a-thon. All are welcome to attend!

Every year, the Altmetrics Conference generates loads of brilliant ideas! These ideas usually range from apps to analysis to advocacy. At this year’s conference, we’d like to see the altmetrics community come