Scholastica Blog — Scholastica & Altmetric Announce Free eBook: The...
"Scholastica and Altmetric today release a new free-to-download eBook resource: The Evolution of Impact Indicators: From bibliometrics to altmetrics. As technology surfaces more opportunities to gauge the reach and influence of scholarly research than ever before, research impact remains in a constant state of evolution. Whether you’re a researcher, a member of an academic journal, or both you’re likely wondering - how will changes in the way we gauge the impact of research impact me? In a new free ebook resource titled The Evolution of Impact Indicators: From bibliometrics to altmetrics, Scholastica and Altmetric offer some answers to this question and insights into the current state of research impact and the rise of alternative metrics. The ebook explores challenges inherent in gauging research by citation-based metrics alone, which can take a long time to accrue, limit the scope of research impact to academia, and generally do not account for alternative research outputs. Additionally, the ebook offers a breakdown of the benefits of altmetrics, as well as real-life use cases of journals and scholars combining altmetrics and bibliometrics to get a broader view of their research impact ..."