Presentation given as part of the "Altmetrics as indicators of economic and social impact" panel at the 2AM Altmetrics Conference (http://www.altmetricsconference.com/schedule/) in Amsterdam on October 7th, 2015.
Juan Pablo Alperin
Altmetrics Conference, 2AM
Evolving altmetrics to
capture impact outside
there are still some important
what are we measuring?
we have been counting things,
have looked at correlations, and
made educated inferences
altmetrics ≠ citations
mostly, we just know
hey! guess what!?
its why we have alt in the name!
with different communities
for me, the
point is to
will it change who participates?
is it just academics talking with one another?
is the work reaching new audiences?
who is that having so
much fun discussing reseach?
so we need to know:
• where do they work?
• what are they doing with the research?
• what was their motivation for engaging?
• what do they think is the social impact?
• and all sorts of other socio-demographics
why do we care?
were we not done with metrics after the whole IF debacle?
6397 Twitter accounts had linked to SciELO article
6093 were still active (this was 2 years later)
286 responded (5%)
ok. not so great.
the numbers are
reach out (I am not actually a bot):