Altmetric Blog

Archive: June 2020

Lucy Goodchild explores the findings and attention around a piece of research published in the previous month that caught the public’s attention. Listen to the accompanying podcast episode here. For many people, Twitter is a place where you find memes and misbehaving politicians. Yet it seems the platform has a lot more to offer than entertainment: People have fallen in love, been arrested, made friends, and been hired and fired. How much can you achieve in 280 characters? If you get them right, quite a lot. According to the researchers behind a paper in PLoS Computational Biology, Twitter … Read More
This blog is based on an interview with Gemma Derrick, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.   Metrics, and the responsible use of them, remains a hot topic for many institutions, particularly those in the UK who have been gearing up for their REF submissions.  This and other challenges were the focus of discussion at a recent Lis-bibliometrics event held at the University of Manchester earlier in 2020.  We caught up with one of the presenters from the day, Gemma Derrick, to get her take on altmetrics … Read More