Interactions: The Doctor is Online
Category: Fieldwork

Digital patient and clinician cultures Have you ever Googled a medical symptom? Posted in an online forum before visiting your general practitioner? Used social media to voice an opinion about a healthcare provider or speak about your personal experiences? For many people, turning to the Internet (especially social media) has become a natural way to seek […]

Ernesto Priego takes a quick look at the concept of digital opportunity, some research on the uptake of information ICTs in Africa and Altmetric details of two articles on Africa we located through the Altmetric Explorer.

In this post we share a dataset which is based on an Altmetric Explorer Report of the papers with the keyword “humanities” in the title. We provide some context to the gathering of the data, and list the ten articles from the dataset that had the highest Altmetric scores.

In the first of this 2-part series we looked at 4 research articles and 1 overview on alt-metrics published during 2012 within the “Altmetrics Collection” of the Public Library of Science (PLOS). In this second part we look at 7 more scholarly records (not only articles) that caught our eye during 2012, and provide a […]

The body of peer-reviewed literature about alt-metrics on Open Access journals is gradually increasing. Some of the research published during 2012 profiled key issues and recognisable patterns. A prominent Open Access platform for peer-reviewed articles on alt-metrics is the Public Library of Science (PLOS), whose “Altmetrics Collection” collection currently includes eight PLOS ONE articles on […]

In our previous Fieldwork post we posed some initial questions about how humanities and social sciences scholars and journals might benefit from alt-metrics data. In this Fieldwork post we take a quick look at the Library Science journals currently available through the Altmetric Explorer. You can view and download the dataset we discuss on this […]

In this series of posts, we will offer case studies that might help us better understand how online impact of research can be assessed in different academic fields using the Altmetric Explorer.