Tag Archives: altmetrics

Everyday altmetrics

Show me the numbers A while ago I was contacted by an academic person from one of the Schools of Aalto University. They wanted to have a quick look on how their publications from last year had performed altmetrics-wise. We … Continue reading

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One year makes a (small) difference

Time goes by, publications get attention, metrics accrue. Or do they? To find out what happens locally in small scale and in a short time frame, in one year, I re-queried the Altmetric API and WoS for our items at … Continue reading

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Policy sources and impact

Since some time already, Altmeric has harvested information on how much various policy and guidance documents have been citing research publications. The way they do it is mainly by text-mining the References section of PDF documents, and verifying results against … Continue reading

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Towards more automation (and better quality)

Few weeks ago, CSC-IT Center for Science opened the much awaited VIRTA REST API for publications (page in Finnish). VIRTA is the Finnish higher education achievement register, a tool to be utilized in the authoritative data harvesting in the way … Continue reading

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Wikipedia outreach by field of science

Since the previous posting, the Scholarly Article Citation dataset on Figshare has been upgraded to include also DOIs. Great! I’d imagine that unlike with PMIDs, there’d be more coverage from Aalto with DOIs. Like in all altmetrics exercises so far, … Continue reading

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Cited in Wikipedia

In a recent blog posting Altmetric announced that they have added Wikipedia to their sources. Earlier this month, WikiResearch tweeted about a CC0-licensed dataset upload to Figshare, Scholarly article citations in Wikipedia. The dataset is a 35+ MB file of … Continue reading

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Bot

Twitter bots is something I like a lot. Up until now, I haven’t ventured into making one myself, which is a bit unfortunate because earlier, the process of getting an R/W access for a bot was much easier. Anyway, thanks … Continue reading

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Journal Metrics by Scopus

Some days ago, William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, tweeted about the availability of the latest Journal Metrics. The experimental web application of (alt)metrics on our publications since 2007 includes now Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2013 … Continue reading

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On game articles and megajournals

On a hot work day like this, you need to take a relaxing break from time to time. While at it, why not play with the altmetrics web app? For example, you might ask yourself: are there any publications on … Continue reading

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Open Access items and altmetrics

Lib4RI aka libraries of the four research institutes of the ETH-Domain announced some days ago that they have made a list of all Open Access journals included in Science Citation Index Expanded 2013 (SCIE). Nice work! Matching is done against … Continue reading

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