Research Intelligence – Alt-metrics: fairer, faster impact data?


Rich harvest of online data

Apart from mainstream sites such as Facebook and Twitter, several networking services aimed specifically at academics have been established in recent years.

Because their primary function is typically to allow scientists to share and discuss papers, online resources such as Zotero, ResearchGate, CiteULike, BibSonomy and Mendeley particularly lend themselves to the development of what are often known as alternative – or “alt” – metrics.

Research Intelligence – Alt-metrics: fairer, faster impact data?

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