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Traditional and alt metrics - Research impact & Visibility - LibGuides at Utrecht University

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LibGuides. Research impact & Visibility. Traditional and alt metrics.
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Interacting with Research Communities

Interacting with Research Communities | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it

"...this is a list of tools that might be useful for those engaged in research. I have organised them into sections, though this is rather clumsy as many have overlapping functions."

 


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, January 19, 2015 9:16 AM

Excellent starting point for technology to support research. Categories include:

 

- Interacting with Research Communities

- Managing References

- Collecting and Managing Information

- Analysing Data

- It’s not all about text (video and audio)

- Netnography and Data Mining

- Managing Feeds

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The grey literature from an altmetrics perspective – opportunity and challenges

The grey literature from an altmetrics perspective – opportunity and challenges | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it
The field of altmetrics encompasses both alternative metrics (data beyond citation counts or impact factors) and alternative research output
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The Measurement of the Thing: Thinking About Metrics, Altmetrics and How to Beat Goodhart's Law

The Measurement of the Thing: Thinking About Metrics, Altmetrics and How to Beat Goodhart's Law | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it
Can machine readable articles, built on author/editor/publisher curated declarative statements and the associated data (or links thereto), be a way of generating metrics that get us nearer to a 'st...
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CFP: “Metrics for Measuring Publishing Value: Alternative and Otherwise” The Journal of Electronic Publishing | Michigan Publishing

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Correlation and Interaction Visualization of Altmetric Indicators Extracted From Scholarly Social Network Activities: Dimensions and Structure

Correlation and Interaction Visualization of Altmetric Indicators Extracted From Scholarly Social Network Activities: Dimensions and Structure
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Nine reasons why Impact Factors fail and using them may harm science

Nine reasons why Impact Factors fail and using them may harm science | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it
Over the past few months I have come across many articles and posts highlighting the detrimental effect of the enormous importance scholars attach to Impact Factors. I feel many PhDs and other rese...
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GMC guidance on Doctors' use of social media


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Cardiff University School of Medicine's curator insight, September 25, 2013 10:45 AM

Published in 2013 this is the GMC guidance on the standards expected of doctors when using social media. It's a brief document and you should make sure that you are familiar with the contents.

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Data-sharing: Everything on display : Naturejobs

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Researchers can get visibility and connections by putting their data online — if they go about it in the right way. (...) - by Richard Van Noorden, Nature 500, 243-245, 07 August 2013

 


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Immortalising my old research data

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What do you do with your old research data? When I finished my final postdoctoral position a few years ago I had several gigabytes of data stored on various portable hard drives scattered around the lab. A large portion of this data consisted of high resolution confocal image stacks, 3D projections and single images which could demand up to 150MB in disc space each.  Although we had also been storing our confocal data in a custom built lab database, much of it was still unpublished and the data was only visible to lab members.  Even though I had published papers based on my data, the actual confocal image stacks and supplementary files were not in the public domain. (...) - by Jo Young, Journal Club 3.0, July 26, 2013


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Who is who in science? Assess your colleagues quickly with RocketScientist

Who is who in science? Assess your colleagues quickly with RocketScientist | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it

Rocket Scientist - 

It is a convenient and easy way to asses colleagues and fellow researchers based on their citation impact (h/g-index).

RocketScientist visualizes the citation impact and research interest of a scientist based on data provided by Google Scholar.

The citation impact of a scientist is calculated using the widely applied citation metrics like Hirsch index (h-index) and g-index based on the data provided by Google Scholar.

RocketScientist is a free application that lets you browse through the search results returned by Google Scholar and view free PDF article. (by WendyTech)

 


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Tree of Science's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:01 AM

You have no computer close to you and you'd like to find out how many publications a scientist in conference or colleagues have already published or what is their citation impact? With a smartphone (Android), you can have the answer in a few seconds. Rocket Scientist is an app that helps you to check the citation impact of selected scientists. After entering the name of a scientist in the search bar, the app will display the time chart that presents: the dates of publication together with the level of citations, the tag cloud of keywords, and the list of publications with links to Google Books.

 

Up to date, the app gives you fast access to interesting data and you can check it on your mobile phone but is limited to the publications of selected authors that can be found on the Internet. Nevertheless, the Rocket Scientist can be handy, not only to check the citation impact of scientists but also when looking for publications. 

 

On Google-Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.wendytech.rocketscientistng&feature

JC CAILLIEZ, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2013 6:37 AM

A consulter sur : http://www.wendytech.de/rocket-scientist/

 

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Impact! More about the research and less about the ’factor’

Impact! More about the research and less about the ’factor’ | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it
Love them or hate them, the annual release of the Thomson Reuters Impact Factors (IF) in the Journal Citations Report (JCR) never fails to generate a flurry of interest in researchers and publishers alike.

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How to build an online profile as a scientist

It is never too early, or too late in your scientific career to start to build a profile as a scientist.


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Anonymous peer-review comments may spark legal battle

Anonymous peer-review comments may spark legal battle | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it
legal battle embroiling PubPeer, an online forum launched in October 2012 for anonymous, postpublication peer review

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Tree of Science's curator insight, March 5, 2015 9:09 AM

PubPeer is an anonymous postpublication peer review platform launched in October 2012. PubPeer has recently entered in a legal battle linked to defamation about several comments that tends to insinuate deliberate misconduct in research. To answer the requests of the identity of the commenters, PubPeer has argued that researchers should defend their papers against online comments without resorting to legal action. PubPeer’s moderators has already remove some because in violation of their posting guidelines. The question remains about the reliability of anonymous postpublication peer review process for research papers. 





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How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK)

How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK) | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it

Google is allegedly working on a free, open access platform for the research, collaboration and publishing of peer-reviewed scientific journals. (...) - by Liat Clark, Wired UK, 13 August 2014


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Tree of Science's curator insight, August 22, 2014 3:57 PM

Google Science project is mostly build around all the Google tools already existing for editing, share and collaborate (Google docs, sheets, drive...). The community of researchers will self-managed and based and Google+. Journals would be able to be created by members themselves and peer-reviewed by scientists of the communities. Google analytics will be used as altmetrics of published articles.

Will it works with a platform based on "ten percent tools and technology, and 90 percent community? A Self-governing community of researchers would be able to generate an active life on the platform?

Hazman Aziz's curator insight, November 9, 2014 10:18 AM

Google might able to change this. Previously, we have Google Knol. 

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A look at Pubmed's new commenting platform

A look at Pubmed's new commenting platform | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it

Pubmed is implementing a new function that enables researchers to share their thoughts about scientific publications. By allowing readers to comment and debate about specific papers publicly,  PubMed Commons is trying to extend the peer-review of manuscripts after their publication. If successful, PubMed Commons will become a platform for scientific discussions that could foster constructive criticism and eventually improve published papers and science. (...) - Connected Researchers, November 4, 2013


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Tree of Science's curator insight, April 16, 2014 2:05 PM

By implementing public comments as a post-publication peer-review, PubMed is providing to readers a way to share their comments about publications

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New features from figshare

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A lot of figshare users use the platform to manage their research outputs privately in the cloud. We appreciate that it is not just about simply open or closed, but about control. Thus we are extending the control researchers have over their files stored on figshare. This means that now using figshare, any academic, for free can:

Store their research outputs privately.

Share their research outputs privately, with a selected number of other researchers.

Make their outputs openly available under the most liberal CC licenses.

When you log in you will notice two new areas next to "My data": Projects and Activity. The Projects tab allows you to create collaborative spaces and control who else has access to these spaces. You can just type in their name and add them to the space if they already have an account, or put in their email address so that they get a notification alerting them that they have been invited to collaborate. The activity stream allows researchers to keep track of who has viewed, commented, added notes to, or uploaded files to a collaborative space - adding a layer of transparency to collaborations. Users can also receive email notifications when this happens, if they so choose.


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Tree of Science's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:33 PM

New interesting features that provide the ability to create real and secured collaborative spaces to work with collaborators and colleagues. 

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Evaluating Impact: What’s your number? | PLOS Tech

Evaluating Impact: What’s your number? | PLOS Tech | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it
Flickr photo by szczel. What’s your number? This Saturday, we (MF) will be addressing this very question at the SpotOn London conference with Marie Bo
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ImpactStory awarded $300k NSF grant!

ImpactStory awarded $300k NSF grant! | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it
We're thrilled to announce that we've been awarded a $297,500 EAGER grant from the National Science Foundation to study how automatically-gathered impact metrics can improve the reuse of research s...
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'Altmetrics': quality of engagement matters as much as retweets

'Altmetrics': quality of engagement matters as much as retweets | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it
Online metrics that are not both qualitative and quantitative can only be a limited measure of research impact, argues Ernesto Priego
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Social Signals Reflect Academic Impact: What it Means When a Scholar Adds a Paper to Mendeley

Social Signals Reflect Academic Impact: What it Means When a Scholar Adds a Paper to Mendeley | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it
Information Standards Quarterly (2013). Volume: 25, Issue: 2. Pages: 33. William Gunn et al.

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Do blog posts correlate with a higher number of future citations? | Information Culture, Scientific American Blog Network

Do blog posts correlate with a higher number of future citations? | Information Culture, Scientific American Blog Network | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it
Do blog posts correlate with a higher number of future citations? In many cases, yes, at least for Researchblogging.org (RB). Judit Bar-Ilan, Mike Thelwall and I ...
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Rise of 'Altmetrics' Revives Questions About How to Measure Impact of Research

Rise of 'Altmetrics' Revives Questions About How to Measure Impact of Research | Exploring Altmetrics | Scoop.it
New digital tools help researchers see who's sharing their work online, but in most cases the data aren't considered by tenure committees.
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