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What it means for PKP to offer Article Level Metrics

What it means for PKP to offer Article Level Metrics

Presentation given at the SciELO 15 conference, October 25, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil


Juan Pablo Alperin

October 25, 2013


  1. what it means for PKP to offer Article Level Metrics

    Juan Pablo Alperin (@juancommander)
  2. For many years there could only be 1 metric @juancommander

  3. one slight problem @juancommander

  4. world according to WoS @juancommander

  5. if you’re from the South, and your public is in

    the South, you are ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/zanehollingsworth/3510211925 @juancommander
  6. three regional initiatives to the rescue @juancommander

  7. is the goal to just make a better IF? @juancommander

  8. an alternative source for citations @juancommander

  9. Meneghini, R., Mugnaini, R., & Packer, A. L. (2006). International

    versus national oriented Brazilian scientific journals. A scientometric analysis based on SciELO and JCR-ISI databases. Scientometrics, 69, 529–538. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-006-0168-z Meneghini, R., & Packer, A. L. (2007). Is there science beyond English? Initiatives to increase the quality and visibility of non-English publications might help to break down language barriers in scientific communication. EMBO reports, 8(2), 112–6. doi:10.1038/sj.embor.7400906 Meneghini, R., Packer, A. L., & Nassi-Calò, L. (2008). Articles by latin american authors in prestigious journals have fewer citations. (S. M. Bowyer, Ed.)PloS one, 3(11), e3804. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0003804 and some good studies came out of it @juancommander
  10. and they mostly assert the bias @juancommander against developing countries

  11. and now... @juancommander

  12. there are alternatives! @juancommander

  13. @juancommander

  14. what do they mean for the SOUTH @juancommander

  15. and what are our motivations @juancommander

  16. and what is my motivation @juancommander

  17. what should be our motivation for caring about altmetrics/ALM @juancommander

  18. • new ways gaining visibility • new ways demonstrating visibility

    • good articles can stand out from journal • researchers can stand out for good work @juancommander
  19. • counting some forms of public impact • being rewarded

    for other kinds of impact • incentive to gear research to public(local?) interests • move away from dependencies on measures biased against the South @juancommander
  20. ¡¡CAUTION!! @juancommander

  21. facebook penetration @juancommander

  22. All Place coordinates in the Twitter Decahose 23 October 2012

    to 30 November 2012 http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/4366/3654 are you surprised? Twitter is usage is very skewed @juancommander
  23. lets look at SciELO data from articles published in SciELO.br

    in 2012 collected metrics using PLOS ALM App data can be found at http://pkp-alm2.lib.sfu.ca @juancommander
  24. crossref 1522 (8.5%) mendeley 989 (5.5%) pmc 439 (2%) citeulike

    16 (0%) looking at coverage @juancommander
  25. at least one event 87% 13%

  26. @juancommander

  27. the signal is LOW @juancommander

  28. launched an ALM giving priority to the developing world using

  29. launched an ALM giving priority to the small publishers using

  30. our plan @juancommander

  31. make these metrics prominent on article pages the tried and

    true “shove it in people’s faces” approach @juancommander
  32. hopefully: •change culture around communicating research •open minds to alternative

    measures of impact •attract readers to a different group of journals •give an incentive to do research of public interest @juancommander
  33. We are actively looking for journals especially from Latin America

    sign-up your OJS journal here! http://tinyurl.com/pkp-alm and tell your friends! @juancommander
  34. thank you @juancommander