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Altmetrics: Analyzing the value in scholarly content

William Gunn
November 08, 2012

Altmetrics: Analyzing the value in scholarly content

Presentation to the 2012 Charleston Conference

William Gunn

November 08, 2012

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  4. Why are altmetrics important?  Get better data on what's

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  5. Research is poor quality  Amgen: 47 of 53 “landmark”

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    be validated if it was reported in ten publications or in two publications NATURE REVIEWS DRUG DISCOVERY 10, 712 (SEPTEMBER 2011)
  7. http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0030291 Problems with Impact Factor “During discussions with Thomson Scientific

    over which article types the company deems as “citable,” it became clear that the process of determining a journal's impact factor is unscientific and arbitrary.”
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