About the Workshop
Increasing scholarly use of Web2.0 tools like Mendeley, Academia.edu, Twitter, and blog-style article commenting presents an opportunity to track scholarly impact in novel ways. Metrics based on this diverse set of web sources could yield broader, richer, and more timely assessments of current and potential scholarly impact. Realizing this, many authors have begun to investigate these altmetrics, and growing numbers of publishers, funders, and tool-makers are putting altmetrics to practical use.
altmetrics12 encourages continued investigation into the the properties of these metrics: their validity, their potential value and flaws, and their relationship to established measures. Submissions are invited from a variety of areas:
- New metrics based on social media
- Tracking science communication on the Web
- Relation between traditional metrics and altmetrics
- Peer-review and altmetrics
- Tools for gathering, analyzing, disseminating altmetrics
This workshop, a follow-up to the successful altmetrics11, will encourage collaboration and cross-pollination between research and practice, combining academic paper presentations with a tech demo showcase and small-group discussions.
The workshop is hosted by the ACM Web Science Conference 2012 (Evanston, Illinois). This interdisciplinary conference focuses on advances in studying the full range of social-technical relationships on the Web. Please visit the conference website for more information.