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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

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


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

Nader Ale Ebrahim


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.


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

Nader Ale Ebrahim


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.

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