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Altmetrics: Analyzing the value in scholarly content

1234f1a875369df95753efe40ee9471c?s=47 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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  1. Altmetrics: Analyzing the value in scholarly content William Gunn Head

    of Academic Outreach william.gunn@mendeley.com @mrgunn
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  6. 300 million documents uploaded 2.0 million users Cambridge Stanford University

    MIT Imperial College London University of Oxford Harvard University University of Michigan University College London University of California at Berkeley Columbia University
  7. Why are altmetrics important?  Get better data on what's

    working  Get it faster  Serve all the stakeholders in research
  8. Research is poor quality  Amgen: 47 of 53 “landmark”

    oncology publications could not be reproduced.  Bayer: 43 of 67 oncology & cardiovascular projects were based on contradictory results  Dr. John Ioannidis: 432 publications purporting sex differences in hypertension, multiple sclerosis, or lung cancer. Only one data set was reproducible.
  9. We didn’t see that a target is more likely to

    be validated if it was reported in ten publications or in two publications NATURE REVIEWS DRUG DISCOVERY 10, 712 (SEPTEMBER 2011)
  10. https://secure.flickr.com/photos/fireflythegreat/2845637227/

  11. Journal Impact Factor Number of citations Citeable items = Impact

  12. Problems with Impact Factor

  13. Problems with Impact Factor

  14. 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.”
  15. Research is too slow

  16. Google Analytics for research

  17. Google Analytics for research

  18. Google Analytics for research

  19. ReaderMeter.org Personalized Impact

  20. Personalized Impact

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  23. We’re in this for the long haul http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertjosiah/4519389115

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