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

anup kumar das anupdas2072 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 6 00:59:18 EDT 2014

"Genesis of Altmetrics or Article-level Metrics for Measuring Efficacy
of Scholarly Communications: Current Perspectives"
by Anup Kumar Das, Sanjaya Mishra

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.

Download Full-text PDF: http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.0090

This is a Pre-Print Version [submitted to Journal of Scientometric
Research, 2014]. Please provide your valuable comments/ feedback on
this forthcoming paper.
Dr. Anup Kumar Das
New Delhi, India

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