Increasing scholarly use of Web2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley, Twitter, and blog-style article commenting presents an opportunity to track scholarly impact in novel ways. Metrics based on this diverse set of Web sources could yield broader, richer, and more timely assessments of current and potential scholarly impact. Realizing this, many authors have begun to investigate these altmetrics.
altmetrics12 encourages continued investigation into the the properties of these metrics: their validity, their potential value and flaws, and their relationship to established measures. Submissions are invited from a variety of areas:
- New metrics based on social media
- Tracking science communication on the Web
- Relation between traditional metrics and altmetrics
- Peer-review and altmetrics
- Tools for gathering, analyzing, disseminating altmetrics
- This workshop is a follow-up to the successful altmetrics11 workshop hosted by WebSci’11.
- 2-page abstracts due > May 18, 2012
- Acceptance and abstract publication > May 22, 2012
- Open pre-workshop discussion > May 22 – June 18, 2012
- Workshop at WebSci 12 > June 21, 2012
- Discussion closed >June 30, 2012
- Invitations for post-workshop proceedings > TBA
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