Exploring Altmetrics in an emerging country context

Exploring Altmetrics in an emerging country context

Presentation from the Altmetrics14 workshop, Web Science Conference, Bloomington, IN, June 23, 2014.

See extended abstract on Figshare.

Alperin, Juan Pablo (2014): Exploring altmetrics in an emerging country context. figshare.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1041797

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Juan Pablo Alperin

June 23, 2014
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  1. Exploring altmetrics in an emerging country context JUAN PABLO ALPERIN

    @JUANCOMMANDER
  2. like nowhere else ~5000 peer-reviewed journals 90-95% Latin American journals

    are freely available 74% of what is in Scopus @JUANCOMMANDER
  3. REGIONAL INITIATIVES @REDESCIELO @REDALYC #LATINDEX @JUANCOMMANDER regional initiatives three regional

    portals
  4. Brazil case study @JUANCOMMANDER

  5. 2000+ journals @JUANCOMMANDER

  6. 267 in SciELO.br @JUANCOMMANDER

  7. 21000+ articles published in 2013 @JUANCOMMANDER

  8. FREE to download @JUANCOMMANDER

  9. FREE to read @JUANCOMMANDER

  10. altmetrics enter @JUANCOMMANDER

  11. low signal problem for developing world research @JUANCOMMANDER

  12. peer_reviews linkedin reddit pinterest f1000 q&a video English Wikpedia Spanish

    Wikipedia news Portuguese Wikipedia blogs googleplus facebook citations twitter mendeley 0 2.25 4.5 6.75 9 8.8% 6.07% 3.78% 2.84% 0.06% 0.04% 0.02% 0.01% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% COVERAGE OF VARIOUS ALTMETRICS SOURCES ALL ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN SCIELO.BR IN 2013 (N=21,201) @JUANCOMMANDER
  13. COVERAGE FOR EACH METRIC BY JOURNAL OVERALL IT IS LOW,

    BUT A LOT OF VARIANCE @JUANCOMMANDER
  14. YET THERE IS INTEREST IN FIRST 90 DAYS, 50% RECEIVE

    > 150 DOWNLOADS, 25% RECEIVE > 235 DOWNLOADS
  15. IT VARIES BY SUBJECT ALTHOUGH NOT ALL THAT MUCH @JUANCOMMANDER

  16. THEY DO NOT EACH TELL US THE SAME THING SPEARMAN

    CORRELATION BETWEEN MAIN METRICS twitter facebook citations mendeley downloads30 downloads90 twitter facebook citations mendeley downloads30 downloads90 -- 0.21 0.01 0.03 0.22 0.20 0.21 -- 0.03 0.01 0.15 0.16 0.01 0.03 -- 0.05 0.07 0.07 0.03 0.01 0.05 -- 0.11 0.13 0.22 0.15 0.07 0.11 -- 0.84 0.20 0.16 0.07 0.13 0.84 -- @JUANCOMMANDER
  17. so... why is it so low?

  18. DO YOU USUALLY SHARE ARTICLES ON SOCIAL MEDIA N=5,358 no

    58.0% yes 42.0% @JUANCOMMANDER
  19. DO YOU USUALLY SHARE ARTICLES ON SOCIAL MEDIA N=1,926 @JUANCOMMANDER

    Yes 8% 71% Facebook Twitter
  20. hipothesis different class of users @JUANCOMMANDER second

  21. I AM INTERESTED IN THIS ARTICLE BECAUSE I AM RESEARCHING

    N=16,290 other 0.3% for professional reasons 13.6% I am not not researching 2.0% for personal reasons 5.1% for academic reasons 79.0% @JUANCOMMANDER
  22. I AM INTERESTED IN THIS ARTICLE FOR: N=17,589 professional practice

    (public sector) 7% professional practice (private sector) 5% professional practice (non-profit sector) 4% personal interest 8% other 1% my job at a university 56% a class (I am a student) 20% @JUANCOMMANDER
  23. I WORK IN: N=29,322 in the public sector 3% in

    the private sector 5% in the non-profit sector 1% other 6% I am not currently working 3% a university 30% I am a student 52% @JUANCOMMANDER
  24. 25% non-academic use @JUANCOMMANDER

  25. That is kind of a LOT @JUANCOMMANDER

  26. there is significant public use but no sign they are

    generating altmetrics @JUANCOMMANDER
  27. back @JUANCOMMANDER which brings me to

  28. low signal @JUANCOMMANDER

  29. not just brazil brazil is actually more represented @JUANCOMMANDER and

  30. AND BRAZIL IS EXCEPTIONAL IN LATIN AMERICA ITS MUCH HIGHER

    THAN THE OTHER COUNTRIES (SCIELO ARTICLES FROM 2013) country N arg bra chl col cri cub mex per ven 2212 21883 4285 4749 486 2356 3342 663 456 blog delicious fbwall gplus linkedin msm pinterest qna tweet video mendeley en_wiki es_wiki pt_wiki wiki 0% 0.02% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.32% 2.56% 0.21% 0.02% 0% 0% 0.15% 0.6% 0% 0% 0.07% 0.02% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2.53% 5.32% 3.59% 0.59% 0.41% 1.57% 0.99% 1.96% 0.88% 0% 0.02% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4.7% 18.36% 15.47% 8.89% 13.58% 5.9% 10.77% 5.28% 3.95% 0% 0.02% 0.05% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.09% 0.01% 0.05% 0% 0.21% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.04% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.03% 0% 0% 0.09% 0.08% 0.09% 0% 0.21% 0% 0.03% 0% 0%
  31. there is alternative use @JUANCOMMANDER

  32. not captured by altmetrics but @JUANCOMMANDER

  33. yet @JUANCOMMANDER

  34. This research was supported by the project "Quality in the

    Open Scholarly Communication of Latin America". IDRC Grant reference number: 106660-001. Data was provided by SciELO and Altmetric.com in early 2014. Thanks to Fabio Batalha (SciELO) and Euan Adie (altmetric.com). thank you.