Research Trends – Issue 37: Special Issue on alternative metrics – Mike Taylor, Gali Halevi and Henk F. Moed

« This special issue of Research Trends is dedicated to altmetrics, or, as some may prefer, alternative metrics. The growing interest in the development of alternative measurements of scientific productivity resulted in the 2010 Altmetrics manifesto in which the term “altmetrics” was introduced. The manifesto notes that “in growing numbers, scholars are moving their everyday work to the web”, and that new online tools “reflect and transmit scholarly impact”. This “forms a composite trace of impact far richer than any available before; we call the elements of this trace altmetrics” (…) »