Special Issue "Metrics in Publishing"

A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Mr. Euan Adie

Altmetric LLP, The Macmillan Building, 4 Crinan St., London N19XW, UK
Interests: alternative metrics; presenting scholarly content on mobile devices; APIs & linked data; metadata

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

From citations & the journal impact factor to COUNTER, metrics have always been part and parcel of online academic publishing. More recently traditional metrics have been supplemented by alt-metrics, which embrace social media and other possible signals of potential impact.

What novel things are publishers doing in this space, and what should their role in assessing impact be going forward? Where institutional repositories and aggregators fit in? What are the underpinnings of alt-metrics, and what can we learn from them?

We look forward to your contributions on these and related topics!

Mr. Euan Adie
Guest Editor


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  • impact
  • bibliometrics
  • altmetrics
  • research assessment
  • electronic publishing

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