Beyond Bibliometrics : Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Impact

Beyond Bibliometrics : Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Impact

Description

A comprehensive, state-of-the-art examination of the changing ways we measure scholarly performance and research impact.

Bibliometrics has moved well beyond the mere tracking of bibliographic citations. The web enables new ways to measure scholarly productivity and impact, making available tools and data that can reveal patterns of intellectual activity and impact that were previously invisible: mentions, acknowledgments, endorsements, downloads, recommendations, blog posts, tweets. This book describes recent theoretical and practical advances in metrics-based research, examining a variety of alternative metrics-or "altmetrics"-while also considering the ethical and cultural consequences of relying on metrics to assess the quality of scholarship.

Once the domain of information scientists and mathematicians, bibliometrics is now a fast-growing, multidisciplinary field that ranges from webometrics to scientometrics to influmetrics. The contributors to Beyond Bibliometrics discuss the changing environment of scholarly publishing, the effects of open access and Web 2.0 on genres of discourse, novel analytic methods, and the emergence of next-generation metrics in a performance-conscious age.

Contributors
Mayur Amin, Judit Bar-Ilan, Johann Bauer, Lutz Bornmann, Benjamin F. Bowman, Kevin W. Boyack, Blaise Cronin, Ronald Day, Nicola De Bellis, Jonathan Furner, Yves Gingras, Stefanie Haustein, Edwin Henneken, Peter A. Hook, Judith Kamalski, Richard Klavans, Kayvan Kousha, Michael Kurtz, Mark Largent, Julia Lane, Vincent Lariviere, Loet Leydesdorff, Werner Marx, Katherine W. McCain, Margit Palzenberger, Andrew Plume, Jason Priem, Rebecca Rosen, Hermann Schier, Hadas Shema, Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Mike Thelwall, Daril Vilhena, Jevin West, Paul Wouters


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Details

Author(s)
Blaise Cronin, Cassidy R. Sugimoto
Format
Paperback | 480 pages
Dimensions
178 x 229 x 21mm | 739.36g
Publication date
16 May 2014
Publisher
MIT Press Ltd
Imprint
MIT Press
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, Mass., United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
33 figures; 33 Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0262525518
ISBN13
9780262525510
Bestsellers rank
781,760