The Rise of Alternative Metrics (Altmetrics) for Research Impact Measurement

Asia Research News 2017

3 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2017

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Yiibonn Bong

University of Malaya

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Date Written: April 3, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bong, Yii Bonn and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ale Ebrahim, Nader, The Rise of Alternative Metrics (Altmetrics) for Research Impact Measurement (April 3, 2017). Asia Research News 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2945838

Yii Bonn Bong

University of Malaya ( email )

Institute of Research Management & Services (IPPP)
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.linkedin.com/in/yii-bonn-bong-4a957175/

Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://https://umresearch.um.edu.my/

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

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