[Sigmetrics] Fwd: D/T Metrics: An indicator for open access journals and repositories

Alejandro Uribe Tirado auribe.bibliotecologia.udea at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 12:21:08 EDT 2016

This text presents the proposal and application of an indicator that has
been called "D/T Metrics" (Downloads/Time).

[image: Imágenes integradas 3]

This indicator interacts with other variables and data that allows journals
or repositories platforms (eg. OJS or DSPACE) to qualify and obtain new
evidence at altmetrics level, in an extensive sense, beyond the direct
result of the number of downloads, which is the most commonly used
indicator in open access, considering both the golden route and the green

As noted in other times, data downloads are not enough, and it is needed to
interrelate it with other data indicators, which allow different "angles"
or "views," to identify a broader and integral visibility and impact of
scientific production in our contexts, either from journals or

The indicator considers downloads, as the number of downloads reported by
the journal platform or repository (proofs); and time, as the number of
days online or "on air," which the document, article, book chapter, book,
paper, etc. has had (result of the difference in days between the date of
publication and the day of cut of analysis. The above operation shows
download level divided by the airtime = D / T Metrics).

The following images shows some of the results:

[image: Imágenes integradas 1]
[image: Imágenes integradas 2]

Look up the following article to know more about this proposal and
application to a specific journal (RIB) or a repository (E-lis):

*"Somos visibles y tenemos impacto. Análisis desde datos de acceso abierto,
altmetrics y otros de la Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología". *

“We Are Visible and We Have Impact. Open Access Data Analysis, Almetrics
and Others of the Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología”

<http://aprendeenlinea.udea.edu.co/revistas/index.php/RIB/article/view/323672> *
*(**In Spanish, and soon in English)*

Authors: Alejandro Uribe-Tirado, Juan Camilo Vallejo-Echavarría y Darío
Alexander Betancur-Marín

DOI: 10.17533/udea.rib.v39n3a04

In conclusion, we have identified as a journal that we are visible and we
have impact, but we are not directly indexed in Web of Science and Scopus;
and as a repository, which is a key route for our contexts, considering the
characteristics of our scientific production.


Alejandro Uribe Tirado
PhD en Documentación Científica
Profesor / Investigador - Escuela Interamericana de Bibliotecología
Sublíneas ALFIN, Altmetrics, Open Access, TIC, E-learning y G.del Conocimiento
Coord. Grupo de Investigación "Información, Conocimiento y Sociedad"
Universidad de Antioquia
auribe.bibliotecologia.udea at gmail.com
grupoinformacionconocimientoysociedad at udea.edu.co
auribe at correo.ugr.es
http://bit.ly/1ngD9Oi (Currículo)
http://bit.ly/1EuYvyG (Grupo de Investigación)
http://bit.ly/mfvCdc (Cursos curriculares en Moodle)
http://bit.ly/12VWYgS (Publicaciones en acceso abierto)
http://bit.ly/1HffALS (Índice de citación G. Scholar)
http://bit.ly/1I4NNPl (Research Gate)
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0381-1269 (ORCID / ResearcherID)
http://www.redalyc.org/autor.oa?id=597 (Autores RedAlyc)
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2532947 (SSRN
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