Thursday, 17 July 2014

JAN now uses Altmetrics

Roger Watson, Editor-in-Chief

I’m pleased to let you know that JAN now uses Altmetric, a service which measures the impact of journal articles in traditional and social media. On Wiley Online Library, you will now see an Altmetric score for each article, and clicking on this opens up a display showing how the score breaks down.

This is a great new development on Wiley Online Library and will help authors and readers join in online conversations about articles. Authors and readers can also opt to be alerted each time there is an online mention of a particular article.

See this article on the Wiley Exchanges blog which explains:
Alternative metrics or ‘altmetrics’ track data derived from online activity and discussions about individual scholarly papers, from social media sources (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc), the mainstream media (newspapers and magazines), online reference managers such as Mendeley and CiteULike, to public policy documents (such as those published on health and climate change).
Altmetric monitors these sources for mentions of scholarly articles published in Wiley journals and reports back at the article level. Articles will display a score indicating the quality and quantity of attention that the article has received. This score is based on three main factors: the number of individuals mentioning a paper, where the mentions occurred, and how often the author of each mention talks about the article. Users clicking on the Altmetric ‘badge’on Wiley Online Library will reach a data page displaying the score and the detail behind it, for that article.

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