The Altmetrics Bibliography includes selected English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding altmetrics.
The « altmetrics » concept is still evolving. In « The Altmetrics Collection, » Jason Priem, Paul Groth, and Dario Taraborelli define altmetrics as follows:
Altmetrics is the study and use of scholarly impact measures based on activity in online tools and environments. The term has also been used to describe the metrics themselves—one could propose in plural a « set of new altmetrics. » Altmetrics is in most cases a subset of both scientometrics and webometrics; it is a subset of the latter in that it focuses more narrowly on scholarly influence as measured in online tools and environments, rather than on the Web more generally.
This bibliography does not cover books, conference papers, digital media works (such as MP3 files), editorials, e-mail messages, interviews, letters to the editor, presentation slides or transcripts, unpublished e-prints, or weblog postings. Coverage of technical reports is very selective.
Sources have been published from January 2001 through September 2013. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works.
Such links, even to publisher versions and versions in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories, are subject to change. URLs may alter without warning (or automatic forwarding) or they may disappear altogether. Inclusion of links to works on authors’ personal websites is highly selective. Note that e prints and published articles may not be identical.
Readers interested in open access aspects will find the Steve Hitchcock’s extensive « The Effect of Open Access and Downloads (‘Hits’) on Citation Impact: A Bibliography of Studies » to be of interest (…) »