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Traditional journal bibliometrics meets newcomer altmetrics

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Paul Groth
Assist. Prof, Web & Media Group
VU University of Amsterdam
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Mike Taylor
Research Specialist
Elsevier Labs
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Sweitze Roffel
Sr. Publisher, Computer Sciences
Elsevier
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Moderated by:
Hannah Foreman
Head of Researcher Relations, Elsevier
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Journal Impact Factors and other bibliometrics have been a key part of how editors, authors, researchers and publishers evaluate journals for many decades. While they remain at the centre of our understanding, they have been joined over the last few years by article and author level bibliometrics, and most recently by a new development: altmetrics.

Short for ‘alternative metrics’, these article-level metrics go beyond traditional citation-based indicators. They integrate data on web content consumption such as HTML page views, PDF downloads, social usage, (e.g. tweets and Facebook comments), to give a broader picture of the impact of scholarly content.

Altmetrics is a movement that Elsevier is fully engaged with. Last year, Scopus launched “Altmetric.com for Scopus,” to track mentions of papers across social media sites, science blogs, media outlets, and reference managers.

But why is it important for your journal? What are the correlations between traditional bibliometrics vs. article altmetrics? What do you need to know when following, comparing and consuming the value of altmetrics in your field? And does it really strengthen the impact of your journal or is it a trendy fad?

Join us for a live discussion on this topic and take part in an open debate.

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