Altmetrics

Digital (and blended) libraries have an increased interest in and changing work practices surrounding the humanities scholars research cycle,Altmetric logofrom creation to distribution.

Altmetrics are being created and tested as a way to address the complexity of scholarly communication in the digital age and to record or report on the impact or influence of scholarly research. These new measures address many different outputs and impacts, such as open data, open access publications, academic blogs, article-level usage data, and shared open content.

Alternative metrics of impact (or altmetrics) are becoming a part of digital library service and a new way to measure and track the research impact of scholars. Digital and hybrid library professionals involved in the evaluation of digital humanities and/or embedded in the scholarly communication cycle in the humanities can be interested to submit a research paper in the special issue on Altmetrics and Digital Libraries of the international journal “Performance measurement and metrics”. This issue is scheduled for PMM Volume 17, Issue 3 of 2016

Journal information can be found here:
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htmid=PMM#sthash.Dlhp44qK.dpuf

Author guidelines are available here:
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=pmm

How Open Access publications are evaluated? a survey

Open Access logoAre Open Access publications “proper academic” publications?¬†New tools are challenging the monopoly of impact factors as the sole measure of research quality, but are they up to the job?

The answer to these questions seems to be different in different domains and different countries. Also many stakeholders with different objectives are involved in the discussion, with competitive interests.
Please, participate to this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K8BBD63

Findings will be shared in this blog.