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abernard102@gmail.com 2012-06-26


“Mendeley is emerging as a leading source of data on how ideas spread and which academics are the most widely read and influential in their respective fields. At Altmetrics12, a gathering of the leading researchers studying how social networks and the web are changing research, several researchers presented papers examining how Mendeley’s readership data compares with traditional research. This research provides independent third-party validation of Mendeley’s research stats and enables developers to create discovery tools to service the needs of many different types of research consumers. How do you use altmetrics? Take our survey! Jason Priem, Heather A. Piwowar, and Bradley M. Hemminger presented a paper onAltmetrics in the Wild: Using Social Media to Explore Scholarly Impact. For this research, the authors looked at the emerging role of social media in scholarly communications, studying social bookmarks, blog posts, Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and many other sources and comparing them to one another to see what sorts of usage patterns might emerge... Judit Bar-Ilan also presented a study of Mendeley’s coverage of JASIST, a premier information science journal. Not only did Mendeley’s coverage of that journal rival that of Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar(it’s been previously reported that our coverage of Nature and Science is similarly high), but was correlated to WoS and Scopus citations for articles in JASIST ... Overall the conference was a fascinating collection of people doing research upon the research process itself and there were great discussions lasting well into the night. Richard Price of Academia.edu asked if anyone knew to what degree these metrics, relative to the widespread use (and abuse) of the Journal Impact Factor, had penetrated into the decision making processes of grant reviewers and tenure committees, so I though this would be a perfect opportunity to survey our community of researchers on this question...”




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Date tagged:

06/26/2012, 16:07

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06/26/2012, 16:24