The measure of metrics

« Change is constant in scholarly publishing; nowhere more than in the world of metrics. Here, four industry leaders offer Tim Gillett some predictions for the future.

What are the most important recent developments within the world of metrics?

Dr. Martijn Roelandse, head of publishing innovation, Springer Nature: Metrics for books. Books, like journals, are cited in scholarly literature, are mentioned more and more in social media and online platforms and are downloaded. We have been pioneering this area with Bookmetrix, a joint project from Altmetric and Springer, but we see some uptake from other publishers and A&I platforms as well. Scopus is expanding their indexing activities for books and Times Higher Education is now using book citations, in addition to article citations, for their university ranking. (…) »