Welcome to the first Altmetrics Research Roundup! In these regular posts, I’ll be sharing and summarizing the altmetrics research that’s most relevant to practicing bibliometricians’ daily work. In other words, I’ll stay on top of the literature so you don’t have to. Our first post will cover an important but relatively unknown issue in altmetrics: … Continue reading Tips for reading and interpreting altmetrics research (Guest post by Stacy Konkiel)
SciVal’s field-weighted citation impact (FWCI) is an article-level metric that takes the form of a simple ratio: actual citations to a given output divided by the expected rate for outputs of similar age, subject and publication type. FWCI has the dual merits of simplicity and ease of interpretation: a value of 2 indicates that an … Continue reading SciVal’s Field weighted citation impact: Sample size matters!
So, I've just returned from the excellent JISC/CNI conference on advances in digital scholarship where they had a panel session on metrics. Once again, there were tutting noises from the front about the "disappointing" number of UK universities that hadn't signed up to DORA. Stephen Curry's latest blog post urging universities to sign was highlighted and others … Continue reading Is signing DORA that responsible?