Understanding Altmetrics image

Regardless of the industry, metrics are always essential tools in monitoring progress, growth, interest, and potential. In our previous blog, we discussed how scholarly publishing benefits from metrics such as abstracts, denials, usage, sessions, and full texts. However, in the academic publishing industry, altmetrics are alternative metrics which are used instead of traditional citation impact metrics. Altmetrics measure the impact of work through citation counts, article views, downloads, data referrals, and social media mentions. Websites, universities, funders, researchers, and publishers are increasingly using altmerics for their own specific purposes. Categories of Altmetrics Altmetrics are increasingly becoming vital to measure impact and have a broad range of metrics. ImpactStory and Public Library of Science. have used five classifications of altmetrics. 1) ...

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Can Social Media Change Scholarly Publishing? image

Whether it is your marketing goals or personal branding, social media has become a necessity in every industry. A simple tweet or blog post has the potential to build your brand, engage in industry developments, and spread your message to a rapidly increasing audience. On the other hand, scholarly publishing has often been associated with terms such as ‘traditional’ or even ‘old school’.  However, the dynamics of academic publishing are changing.  Not only alternative publishing models are being introduced, but social media is increasingly playing a pivotal role in the industry. Social media increasing in scholarly publishing, but it’s changing the industry as well. Public Peer Review The findings of research is no longer limited to just academic publications or ...

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