The Journal of Altmetrics is an Open Access, international, peer reviewed journal in the areas of alternative metrics (i.e. altmetrics), as they pertain to Scholarly, Social Media and Science communications as well as Research Policy & Higher Education.
The journal is now indexed in Dimensions and Google Scholar.
The mission of the journal is to advance our understanding of the influence of altmetrics on the development of impact indicators and/or their ability to compliment or predict traditional metrics. In addition, the journal seeks to expand on our understanding of societal impact of research, scholarly communications and research policy. The journal welcomes manuscripts that present original research pertaining to the study of policy, higher education interactions, institutions, countries, research areas and scientists as they emerge from, or relate to, altmetrics. The journal also welcomes submissions of original research related to the effects of altmetrics on other related fields such as Scholarly, Social Media and Science communications and includes comparative studies of such measures.
In addition, the journal solicits original papers exploring scholarly attitudes towards altmetrics, exploring academic utilization of social media for awareness, communications and collaborations purposes. Theories, frameworks, motivation studies of altmetrics and textual analyses of scholarly social media posts are also welcome. We also welcome student papers and accepted conference abstracts. We encourage students to publish their work, e.g. originating from practice-based research, which will be subject to constructive peer review process.
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