Saturday, August 10, 2013

An #Altmetrics page in Wikipedia

Today I learned that #altmetrics did not have a Wikipedia page. It's notable, so I decided to get together some material, citations, etc, and create a page on Altmetrics.

In my opinion, the #altmetrics work is a lot more informative in judging a paper (or researcher) than the journal impact factor (JIF). Still, the JIF is used at many academic institutes to decide on the future of researchers, despite it being uncorrelated with the quality or impact of the paper. This is upsetting people, among 150 scientists and 75 organizations.

I previously blogged about #altmetrics in: