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This page provides an overview of 5 articles related to 'altmetrics', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Altmetrics are new metrics proposed as an alternative to the widely used journal impact factor and personal citation indices like the h-index. The term altmetrics was proposed in 2010, as a generalization of article level metrics, and has its roots in the twitter #altmetrics hashtag. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Altmetrics)

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Metadata related to 'altmetrics' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'altmetrics': 4 (0.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'altmetrics' across all Ariadne articles: 70
  • Average number of references to 'altmetrics' per Ariadne article: 17.50
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'altmetrics': 2012-11
  • Trending factor of 'altmetrics': 6803.4 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'altmetrics':

  1. jean liu (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. euan adie (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. emma nelms (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. sarah brown (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. philippa broadley (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Editorial Introduction to Issue 72

The new editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 72.

March 2014, issue72, editorial

Gold Open Access: Counting the Costs

Theo Andrew presents new data on the cost of Gold OA publishing at the University of Edinburgh.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

Open Access and Research Conference 2013: Discovery, Impact and Innovation

Paula Callan, Stephanie Bradbury, Sarah Brown, Philippa Broadley, Emma Nelms and Christopher Hart report on Open Access and Research 2013 which focused on recent developments and the strategic advantages they bring to the research sector.

March 2014, issue72, event report

Realising the Potential of Altmetrics within Institutions

Jean Liu and Euan Adie of Altmetric take a look at the growing presence of altmetrics in universities, and consider some of the potential applications.

March 2014, issue72, feature article

The Value of Open Access Publishing to Health and Social Care Professionals in Ireland

Aoife Lawton and Eimear Flynn discuss the value of open access publishing for allied health professions and their work in the health services with particular reference to Ireland.

February 2015, issue73, feature article

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