A Recent Paper "Genesis of Altmetrics or Article-level Metrics for Measuring Efficacy of Scholarly Communications"

anup kumar das anupdas2072 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 4 03:58:43 EDT 2014

Genesis of Altmetrics or Article-level Metrics for Measuring Efficacy of
Scholarly Communications: Current Perspectives
*Anup Kumar Das
<http://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Das_A/0/1/0/all/0/1>, Sanjaya Mishra
*http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.0090 <http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.0090>*
(Submitted on 1 Aug 2014)

*Abstract*: The Article-level metrics or altmetrics becomes a new
trendsetter in recent times for measuring impact of scientific publications
and their social outreach to intended audiences. The popular social
networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin and social bookmarks such
as Mendeley and CiteULike are nowadays widely used for communicating
research to larger transnational audiences. In 2012, the San Francisco
Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) got signed by the scientific and
researchers communities across the world. This Declaration has given
preference to the article-level metrics (ALM) or altmetrics over
traditional but faulty journal impact factor (JIF)-based assessment of
career scientists. JIF does not consider impact or influence beyond
citations count, as this count reflected only through Thomson Reuters Web
of Science database. Also JIF provides indicator related to a journal, but
not related to a published paper. Thus, altmetrics now becomes an
alternative metrics for performance assessment of individual scientists and
their contributed scholarly publications. This paper provides a glimpse of
genesis of altmetrics in measuring efficacy of scholarly communications.
This paper also highlights available altmetric tools and social platforms
linking altmetric tools, which are widely used in deriving altmetric scores
of scholarly publications.

Comments:Pre-Print Version [submitted to Journal of Scientometric Research,

*Dr. Anup Kumar Das*
New Delhi, India
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