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Rui Araújo, Aaron A Sorensen, Stacy Konkiel, Bastiaan R Bloem
A new class of social web-based metrics for scholarly publications (altmetrics) has surfaced as a complement to traditional citation-based metrics. Our aim was to study and characterize those recent papers in the field of Parkinson's disease which had received the highest Altmetric Attention Scores and to compare this attention measure to the traditional metrics. The top 20 papers in our analysis covered a variety of topics, mainly new disease mechanisms, treatment options and risk factors for the development of PD...
2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
Hannah R Warren, Nicholas Raison, Prokar Dasgupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
10, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Nicola Di Girolamo, Reint Meursinge Reynders
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess whether specific title characteristics could influence the likelihood of being included in the "Altmetric Top 100". METHODS: We conducted a 1:2 matched case-control study with the cases being the healthcare articles included in the "Altmetric Top 100" lists (2013-2015) matched through a random computerized procedure with 2 healthcare articles published in the same journal and year. For each title we extracted the number of characters in the title, the number of uncommon words and whether the title was declarative...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Margaret S Chisolm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2016: Academic Psychiatry
Lutz Bornmann, Robin Haunschild, Werner Marx
In the current UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), societal impact measurements are inherent parts of the national evaluation systems. In this study, we deal with a relatively new form of societal impact measurements. Recently, Altmetric-a start-up providing publication level metrics-started to make data for publications available which have been mentioned in policy documents. We regard this data source as an interesting possibility to specifically measure the (societal) impact of research...
2016: Scientometrics
Feng Xia, Xiaoyan Su, Wei Wang, Chenxin Zhang, Zhaolong Ning, Ivan Lee
This paper presents a bibliographic analysis of Nature articles based on altmetrics. We assess the concern degree of social users on the Nature articles through the coverage analysis of Twitter and Facebook by publication year and discipline. The social media impact of a Nature article is examined by evaluating the mention rates on Twitter and on Facebook. Moreover, the correlation between tweets and citations is analyzed by publication year, discipline and Twitter user type to explore factors affecting the correlation...
2016: PloS One
Gregory J Feist
In this article, I argue that scientific fame and impact exists on a continuum from the mundane to the transformative/revolutionary. Ideally, one achieves fame and impact in science by synthesizing two extreme career prototypes: intrinsic and extrinsic research. The former is guided by interest, curiosity, passion, gut, and intuition for important untapped topics. The latter is guided by money, grants, and/or what is being published in top-tier journals. Assessment of fame and impact in science ultimately rests on productivity (publication) and some variation of its impact (citations)...
November 2016: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
Brandon K Peoples, Stephen R Midway, Dana Sackett, Abigail Lynch, Patrick B Cooney
The relationship between traditional metrics of research impact (e.g., number of citations) and alternative metrics (altmetrics) such as Twitter activity are of great interest, but remain imprecisely quantified. We used generalized linear mixed modeling to estimate the relative effects of Twitter activity, journal impact factor, and time since publication on Web of Science citation rates of 1,599 primary research articles from 20 ecology journals published from 2012-2014. We found a strong positive relationship between Twitter activity (i...
2016: PloS One
Roger Watson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Nursing Open
Luís Pinho-Costa, Kenneth Yakubu, Kyle Hoedebecke, Liliana Laranjo, Christofer Patrick Reichel, Maria Del C Colon-Gonzalez, Ana Luísa Neves, Hassna Errami
PURPOSE: Create an index of global reach for healthcare hashtags and tweeters therein, filterable by topic of interest. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this proof-of-concept study we focused on the field of Primary Care and Family Medicine. Six hashtags were selected based on their importance, from the ones included in the 'Healthcare Hashtag Project'. Hashtag Global Reach (HGR) was calculated using the additive aggregation of five weighted, normalized indicator variables: number of impressions, tweets, tweeters, user locations, and user languages...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
W W van den Broek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
Andrew Moore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Derek R Smith, Roger Watson
AIMS: A discussion of bibliometrics, altmetrics and social media for the contemporary nursing scholar and academic researcher. BACKGROUND: Today's nursing academic faces myriad challenges in balancing their daily life and, in recent years, academic survival has been increasingly challenged by the various research assessment exercises that evaluate the performance of knowledge institutions. As such, it is essential that today's nursing academic keep up to date with the core competencies needed for survival in a modern research career, particularly the intersecting triad of bibliometrics, altmetrics and social media...
November 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Manuela De Gregori, Valeria Scotti, Annalisa De Silvestri, Moreno Curti, Guido Fanelli, Massimo Allegri, Michael E Schatman
In this study, we investigated the impact of scientific publications of the Italian SIMPAR (Study In Multidisciplinary PAin Research) group by using altmetrics, defined as nontraditional metrics constituting an alternative to more traditional citation-impact metrics, such as impact factor and H-index. By correlating traditional and alternative metrics, we attempted to verify whether publications by the SIMPAR group collectively had more impact than those performed by its individual members, either in solo publications or in publications coauthored by non-SIMPAR group investigators (which for the purpose of this study we will refer to as "individual publications")...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
John P Vanden Heuvel, Jessica Bullenkamp
The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology seeks to address growing concerns about the reproducibility in scientific research by conducting replications of selected experiments from a number of high-profile papers in the field of cancer biology. The papers, which were published between 2010 and 2012, were selected on the basis of citations and Altmetric scores (Errington et al., 2014). This Registered Report describes the proposed replication plan of key experiments from "Systematic identification of genomic markers of drug sensitivity in cancer cells" by Garnett and colleagues, published in Nature in 2012 (Garnett et al...
2016: ELife
Valeria Scotti, Annalisa De Silvestri, Luigia Scudeller, Paola Abele, Funda Topuz, Moreno Curti
INTRODUCTION: Novel bibliometric indexes (commonly known as altmetrics) are gaining interest within the scientific community and might represent an important alternative measure of research quality and output. AIMS: We evaluate how these new metrics correlate with established bibliometric indexes such as the impact factor (IF), currently used as a measure of scientific production as well as a criterion for scientific research funding, and how they might be helpful in assessing the impact of research...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Biological Markers
J M Daly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Equine Veterinary Journal
J Kolahi, S Khazaei
Introduction Altmetrics is a new and emerging scholarly tool that measures online attention surrounding journal articles. Altmetric data resources include: policy documents, news outlets, blogs, online reference managers (eg Mendeley and CiteULike), post-publication peer-review forums (eg PubPeer and Publons), social media (eg Twitter, Facebook, Weibo, Google(+), Pinterest, Reddit), Wikipedia, sites running Stack Exchange (Q&A), and reviews on F1000 and YouTube.Methods To identify the top 50 dental articles in 2014, PubMed was searched using the following query "("2014/1/1"[PDAT]:"2014/12/31"[PDAT]) and jsubsetd[text]" in December, 2015...
June 10, 2016: British Dental Journal
Lutz Bornmann, Robin Haunschild
One possible way of measuring the broad impact of research (societal impact) quantitatively is the use of alternative metrics (altmetrics). An important source of altmetrics is Twitter, which is a popular microblogging service. In bibliometrics, it is standard to normalize citations for cross-field comparisons. This study deals with the normalization of Twitter counts (TC). The problem with Twitter data is that many papers receive zero tweets or only one tweet. In order to restrict the impact analysis on only those journals producing a considerable Twitter impact, we defined the Twitter Index (TI) containing journals with at least 80 % of the papers with at least 1 tweet each...
2016: Scientometrics
Andy Tattersall, Maria J Grant
Big data, like MOOCs, altmetrics and open access, is a term that has been commonplace in the library community for some time yet, despite its prevalence, many in the library and information sector remain unsure of the relationship between big data and their roles. This editorial explores what big data could mean for the day-to-day practice of health library and information workers, presenting examples of big data in action, considering the ethics of accessing big data sets and the potential for new roles for library and information workers...
June 2016: Health Information and Libraries Journal
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