A brief summary of the main citation indicators used today.
Can machine readable articles, built on author/editor/publisher curated declarative statements and the associated data (or links thereto), be a way of generating metrics that get us nearer to a ‘standard candle’ of scientific research output?
Revisiting Todd Carpenter’s 2012 post on the value of altmetrics.
Framing “altmetrics” as alternative may limit their potential — they have to be “alternative” to something already in existence. How do we move new measures robustly into the mainstream?
The rankings of journals based on F1000 scores reveals a strong bias against larger journals and those with little disciplinary overlap with the biosciences.
A retraction study hits some familiar conceptual problems, and a proposed retraction index runs into a deeper issue.
Unethical republication has created a unique opportunity to study the effect of journals on article citations.
A new study suggests that the venerated journal impact factor (JIF) may not provide a consensus view of “scientific impact.”