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

Asia Research News 2017

3 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2017  

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, Yiibonn 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 )

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