The Rise of Alternative Metrics (Altmetrics) for Research Impact Measurement
Asia Research News 2017
3 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2017
Date Written: April 3, 2017
Altmetrics are new metrics proposed as alternatives to impact factor for journals as well as individual citation indexes (h-index). Altmetrics uses online activities to measure the impact, buzz and word of mouth for scientific information. It includes new methods to measure the usage at citation level.
Keywords: Altmetrics, Research impact measurement, Research visibility, Mentions, Citations
JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17
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