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Altmetrics for Researchers

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Bar-Ilan, J., Haustein, S., Peters, I., Priem, J., Shama, H., & Terliesner, J. (2012). Beyond citations: Scholars' visibility on the social Web. Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, Montreal, Canada.

Baynes, G. (2012). Scientometrics, bibliometrics, altmetrics: Some introductory advice for the lost and bemused. Insights, 23(3), 311-315. doi:10.1629/2048-7754.25.3.311

Bik, H. M., & Goldstein, M. C. (2013). An introduction to social media for scientists. PLoS Biology, 11(4), e1001535. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001535

Careless, J. (2013). Altmetrics 101: A primer. Information Today, 30(2), 1-36.

Eysenbach, G. (2011). Can tweets predict citations? Metrics of social impact based on Twitter and correlation with traditional metrics of scientific impact. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(4), e123. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2012

Galligan, F., & Dyas-Correia, S. (2013). Altmetrics: Rethinking the way we measure. Serials Review, 39, 56-61. doi: 10.1016/j.serrev.2013.01.003

Haustein, S., Peters, I., Bar-Ilan, J., Priem, J., Shema, H., & Terliesner, J. (2013). Coverage and adoption of altmetrics sources in the bibliometric community. Paper presented at the 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informatics Conference, Vienna, Austria.

Howard, J. (January 29, 2012). Scholars seek better ways to track impact online. Chronicle of Higher Education.

Konkiel, S. (2012). Altmetrics: An app review. Paper presented at the OCLC Innovation in Libraries Conference, Columbus, OH.

Konkiel, S. (2013). Altmetrics: A 21st-century solution to determining research quality. Online Searcher, 37(4), 11-15.

Lapinski, S., Piwowar, H., & Priem, J. (2013). Riding the crest of the altmetrics wave. College & Research Libraries News, 74(6), 292-300.

Li, X., Thelwall, M., & Giustini, D. (2012). Validating online reference managers for scholarly impact measurement. Scientometrics, 91(2), 461-471. doi: 10.1007/s11192-011-0580-x

Lin, J., & Fenner, M. (2013). Altmetrics in evolution: Defining and redefining the ontology of article-level metrics. Information Standards Quarterly, 25(2), 20-26. doi: 10.3789/isqv25no2.2013.04

Lin, J., & Fenner, M. (2013). The many faces of article-level metrics. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 39(4), 27-30. doi: 10.1002/bult.2013.1720390409

McIntyre, G. (2013). Altmetrics: Capturing and measuring impact in the social media space. Paper presented at the ACS WA Conference, Perth, Western Australia.

National Information Standards Organization. (2014). NISO altmetrics standards project white paper (draft June 6, 2014).

Peterson-Lugo, B. (2014). Tech Talk: Altmetrics. LIRT News, 36(4), 13-21.

Piwowar, H. (2013). Value all research products. Nature, 493, 159. doi: 10.1038/493159a

Piwowar, H., & Priem, J. (2013). The power of Altmetrics on a CV. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 39(4), 10-13.

Priem, J., & Costello, K. L. (2010). How and why scholars cite on Twitter. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST 2010), 47(1), 1-4. doi: 10.1002/meet.14504701201

Priem, J., Piwowar, H., & Hemminger, B. (2011). Altmetrics in the wild: An exploratory study of impact metrics based on social media.

Priem, J., Taraborelli, D., Groth, P., & Neylon, C. (2010). Altmetrics: A manifesto.

Roemer, R. C., & Borchardt, R. (2012). From bibliometrics to altmetrics. College & Research Libraries News, 73(10), 596-600.

Shema, H., Bar-Ilan, J., & Thelwall, M. (2012). Research blogs and the discussion of scholarly information. PloS one, 7(5), e35869. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035869

Talmale, M. S., & Singh, S. N. (2013). Social citation 2.0 tools: An overview. International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology, 3(2), 80-85.

Tananbaum, G. (2013). Article-level metrics: A SPARC primer. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries.

Thelwall, M., Haustein, S., Lariviere, V., & Sugimoto, C. R. (2013). Do altmetrics work? Twitter and ten other social web services. PloS one, 8(5), e64841. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064841

Yeong, C., & Abdullah, B. (2012). Altmetrics: The right step forward. Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal, 8(3), e15-e16. doi: 10.2349/biij.8.3.e15


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