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Journal impact factor 'distorts science' › News in Science (ABC Science)

Journal impact factor 'distorts science' › News in Science (ABC Science) | Impact Metrics | Scoop.it
An international declaration by more than 150 leading scientists and 75 scientific organisations is demanding a rethink of the role 'journal impact factor' plays in the evaluation of research.
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Change is overdue for the role the Journal Impact Factor plays in the evaluation of research. "McDermott says younger researchers seem less hung up on being published in traditional journals and are more comfortable with seeking out specific audiences online via open access publications."

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» The Impact of Social Media on the Dissemination of Research: Results of an Experiment Journal of Digital Humanities

» The Impact of Social Media on the Dissemination of Research: Results of an Experiment Journal of Digital Humanities | Impact Metrics | Scoop.it
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Great article, but for it to work need a digital presence online.

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“Riding the Crest of the Altmetrics Wave: How Librarians Can Help Prepare Faculty for the Next Generation of Research Impact Metrics” | LJ INFOdocket

“Riding the Crest of the Altmetrics Wave: How Librarians Can Help Prepare Faculty for the Next Generation of Research Impact Metrics” | LJ INFOdocket | Impact Metrics | Scoop.it
Reading @infodocket: How Librarians Can Help Prepare Faculty for the Next Gen of Research Impact Metrics http://t.co/EtzA9ysvnu #altmetrics
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Why Google isn't good enough for academic search

Why Google isn't good enough for academic search | Impact Metrics | Scoop.it
People often ask: why all the fuss about Search for academic papers?  Google does a fine job, we can find everything we need, what's the problem? I gave an answer to this in a comment on Mike Taylo...
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Google and Google Scholar are now almost our default search engines for scholarly discovery (if you know which articles you are looking for, rather than a broad subject search).  However, Google and Google Scholar need to make search results openly available for re-use.  Comment by Heather Piwowar which says that you can't build on the search results and add value. It is a missed opportunity to create new tools for researchers and innovate.

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