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We are delighted to announce that our annual Australasia Digital Science Showcase event will be held on the 18th – 20th of February 2020 in Melbourne. This event is your chance to hear from the Digital Science product experts on the latest product updates, roadmaps and more. You will also have the chance to network with your peers and work one on one with the Digital Science team. Capacity for this event is strictly limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot! Register here   … Read More
We invite you to join us for an afternoon of talks and workshop sessions at Warwick Business School in London – on level 17 of The Shard. The event will feature a mixture of talks from publishers already making use of altmetrics, product updates from us, interactive workshops and a panel discussion on how publishers can play their part in responsible metrics. Whether you work in books, journals, online research products, marketing, platform, or editorial – there will be something for you! The event is free and lunch and other refreshments will be provided, with a drinks reception to follow … Read More
Are you keen to learn how altmetrics can be used to benefit your organization and career? At the Altmetric Virtual Symposium, you’ll discover: How to use altmetrics when planning research outreach strategies, applying for grants, and benchmarking organizational success The latest innovations in Altmetric products and data sources Useful new Altmetric and research metrics educational resources You will also get the chance to engage directly with other altmetrics enthusiasts from across North America. Altmetrics researcher Dr. Timothy Bowman (Wayne State University) will deliver the day’s keynote … Read More
Are you keen to learn more about altmetrics, how other people are using them, and how they can benefit your organisation? Join us at the Manchester Museum on the 7th November to hear about the latest innovations in altmetrics and see practical examples of how publishers, institutions, researchers and others are using these data in their day-to-day workflows. Sessions will include: Informative workshops on how to use altmetrics data and tools Discussions around use cases for altmetrics Presentations on the latest innovations and future of altmetrics There will be lots of time for discussion and opportunities to interact with colleagues … Read More
Government agencies are at the front line of essential cutting edge research ranging from the mental health of US veterans to applied materials research for space exploration. Many of these agencies are competing for funding, demonstrating their value (and hence continued funding) through the impact of their research. But what does “impact” mean? Agencies are often measured on the volume of the peer-reviewed journal articles they publish, how often they’re cited and the impact factor of those journals — traditional journal-based metrics. While government agencies produce thousands of peer-reviewed research articles each year they are also generating white papers, standards, … Read More
Join us in Boulder, Colorado for a day of all things altmetrics! We’ll be bringing a great group of institutional stakeholders together to discuss the latest developments in altmetrics, and how they apply to institutions in a practical way. Attendees will have the opportunity to: hear from other users who are innovating with altmetrics get a sneak peek into the upcoming Altmetric roadmap share what’s working and what isn’t with Altmetric data give feedback on future things they you’d like to see The day will be a great chance to learn from what other institutions around the US are doing, … Read More
Join us at the Digital Science Publisher Day in Washington DC on Monday, April 24th (the day before the STM Annual Conference). During the day presentations will cover the latest developments from Altmetric and other Digital Science’s portfolio companies as well as discussions on some of the trends and challenges in scholarly content. The day will offer a mixture of talks and panel debate and some of the publishers Digital Science work with, along with workshops and numerous chances to network with peers. More information about the event and how to register can be found here. Read More
Join us for a 1 day workshop dedicated to introducing pharmaceutical representatives and the wider medical community to altmetrics and Altmetric. We’ll explore the opportunities these new metrics bring for further evaluating and reporting on the online activity surrounding published research. Whether it’s maximising the visibility of your publications, uncovering its impact on public policy, or tracking the activity surrounding ongoing clinical trials, altmetrics can provide valuable insights for publication teams, marketing and communications programmes, and competitive intelligence monitoring. The day will provide an introduction to altmetrics data, including customer-led case study presentations, interactive discussions … Read More
Altmetric founder, Euan Adie will be leading a workshop on ‘The appropriate use of research metrics for the evaluation of academic, and broader social, economic and environmental impact’ at the 21st Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy in Copenhagen, 3rd-4th November. About the event: Bibliometrics researchers in the Nordic countries have arranged annual Nordic workshops on bibliometrics since 1996. The general scope of the Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy is to present recent bibliometric research in the Nordic countries, to create better linkages between the bibliometric research groups and their PhD students, and to link bibliometric research with research … Read More
Natalia Madjarevic will be hosting a training course with James Hardcastle from Taylor & Francis: ‘ Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring impact’: Metrics and impact measurement have become an increasingly important part of the scholarly publishing and research landscape. This course covers some of the ways publishers can measure impact and the associated metrics. It is divided between citation metrics, such as the Impact Factor and citation based analysis, and altmetrics looking at a range of tools such as altmetric.com, Impact Story and PlumX. The course also covers usage as a metric and various author and article level metrics such as … Read More