Should you Share your Published Articles on Academic Social Media?

Many scholars are confused and do not know if they can or should upload the pdfs of their articles on academic social media websites such as Researchgate or academia.edu. Our colleague Catherine Brendow tries to clear things up.

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Measuring research impact: beyond the ivory tower

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.

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A new guide on Impact Metrics

Following our blog articles on bibliometrics and their major applications, our specialist librarians Isabelle Vuillemin-Raval and Linda Leger have prepared a full guide on Impact Metrics.

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

Enjoy!


Original picture: Measuring tape, by Newsong (CC0 public domain)