In search of better filters than journal metrics

When I started working with bibliometrics I was aware of the limitations and criticisms of journal metrics (journal impact factor, SJR, SNIP etc.) so I avoided using them.  A couple of years on, I haven’t changed my mind about any of those limitations and yet I use journal metrics regularly.  Is this justifiable?  Is there … Continue reading In search of better filters than journal metrics

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Round up from Bibliometrics in Practice event

JUNE 2016 WILL GO DOWN IN THE ANNALS OF HISTORY FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS…Britain voted to leave the European Union, Andy Murray won Wimbledon for the second time, it was the hottest month ever recorded in history …and “Bibliometrics in Practice” took place in Manchester! Sixty of the best and brightest minds from across … Continue reading Round up from Bibliometrics in Practice event

Job Opportunity: Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager, University of Salford

We are currently advertising for a permanent full time Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager at the University of Salford. The University Library is looking to appoint a highly motivated individual to the position of Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager. You will have responsibility for the management and development of our copyright service and the copyright … Continue reading Job Opportunity: Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager, University of Salford

Why should a bibliometrician engage with altmetrics? Guest Post by Natalia Madjarevic

Last month, Barack Obama published an article in the journal JAMA discussing progress to date with The Affordable Care Act - or Obamacare - and outlining recommendations for future policy makers. Obama’s article was picked up in the press and across social media immediately. We can see in the Altmetric Details Page that it was … Continue reading Why should a bibliometrician engage with altmetrics? Guest Post by Natalia Madjarevic