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.
Professor of Data Science
University of Wolverhampton
Mike Thelwall is Professor of Data Science and leader of the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton, which he joined in 1989. He is also Docent at the Department of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University, and a research associate at the Oxford Internet Institute. His PhD was in Pure Mathematics from the University of Lancaster.
Mike’s current research field includes identifying and analysing web phenomena using quantitative-led research methods, including altmetrics and sentiment analysis, and has pioneered an information science approach to link analysis. He has developed a wide range of tools for gathering and analysing web data, including hyperlink analysis, sentiment analysis and content analysis for Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, blogs and the web in general. His 400+ publications include 340 referred journal articles and two books, including Introduction to Webometrics.
Our steemed journal founder, Prof. Judit Bar-Ilan, recently passed away. Her enthusiasm and joy surrounding this journal will continue to inspire us.
Posted on 13 Nov 2019More Announcements