This paper aims at exploring the coverage of the Altmetric.com database and its potential use in order to show universities' research profiles in relationship with other databases. We analyse a sample of four different Spanish universities.First, we observe a low coverage of altmetric indicators with only 36 percent of all documents retrieved from the Web of Science having an 'altmetric' score. Second, we observe that for the four universities analysed, the area of Science shows higher 'altmetric' scores that the rest of the research areas.
Comments:Paper accepted for the STI 2016 Conference held in Valencia, September 14-16
LAHIKAINEN, Johanna (2016) Altmetrics in Social Sciences and Humanities: Possibilities, Challenges, and Experiences. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 136 - Social Science Libraries with Asia and Oceania. Based on University of Helsinki experiences using PlumX
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