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NISO Issues Altmetrics White Paper Draft for Comment

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has released a draft white paper summarizing Phase I of its Alternative Assessment Metrics (Altmetrics) Project for public comment. The Initiative was launched in July 2013, with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to study, propose, and develop community-based standards or recommended practices for alternative metrics. In Phase 1 of the project, three in-person meetings were held and 30 in-person interviews conducted…

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NISO webinar on altmetrics

November 13, 2013 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) About the Webinar Agenda Event Slides Event Q&A Registration Can’t make it on the webinar day? Register now and gain access to the archive for one year. System Requirements: You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A. Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even…

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Measuring Journal Impact in the Digital Age

Article Level Metrics (ALMs) are a new approach to quantifying the reach and impact of published research. Historically, impact has been measured at the journal level. A journal’s average number of citations to recent articles (i.e., its impact factor) has for years served as a proxy for that publication’s importance. Articles published in highly cited journals were viewed as impactful by association. As electronic dissemination of scholarly content surpassed print,…

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