Beyond the impact factor, new metrics called “altmetrics” were introduced to survey whether works are talked about in the media and online. Our colleague Linda Leger tells you what you should know about them in the following article.Continue reading “Measuring research impact: beyond the ivory tower”
This will help you understand:
- Journal and article impact factors
- Author impact factors such as G, H and i10 indexes
- The shift towards Altmetrics
- Why such calculations can be a bad idea
Original picture: Measuring tape, by Newsong (CC0 public domain)
Following up on her previous article, Isabelle Vuillemin-Raval presents a selection of bibliometric tools and what they can be used for.
Journals and researchers are ranked in different ways through the use of specific metrics. In this post, our colleague Isabelle Vuillemin-Raval gives you a short introduction on what metrics are, why they were created, and why they are problematic and should be used with care.