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He did say Ask Me Anything…

Cat Williams, 22nd August 2014

euanamaYesterday Altmetric founder Euan took part in our first ever Ask Me Anything on the science subreddit. With the session title “Misuse of the Journal Impact Factor and focusing only on citations sucks, Ask Me Anything” the stage was set for an interesting and provocative discussion – and that is exactly what we got .

You can view the full session here.

Questions came in thick and fast from researchers and institutions, and they varied from how funders can or should be making use of altmetrics, to how we might encourage their take up amongst the wider research community, to how research is typically reflected in the media.

For an hour long session time went very quickly, and Euan was certainly having to think on his feet as he put together his answers (all of which he was keen to give due attention to before posting).

It was great to see so many different people actively involved in the discussion – you can recap what happened on twitter via the #askeuan hashtag – and as always if you have any questions or comments for us feel free to ask @altmetric, or email

There are still a few questions on Reddit waiting for an answer, and Euan is hoping to get to them in the next few days. Thanks to all who contributed!

1 Responses to “He did say Ask Me Anything…”

Altmetric (@altmetric)
August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

He did say Ask Me Anything... a recap of @altmetric founder Euan's first AMA experience: #scicomm #oa #altmetrics

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