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Title: Can we use altmetrics at the institutional level? A case study analysing the coverage by research areas of four Spanish universities
Authors: Torres-Salinas, Daniel
Robinson-García, Nicolás
Jiménez-Contreras, Evaristo
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2016
Abstract: This paper aims at exploring the coverage of the Altmetric.com database and its potential use in order to show universities’ research profiles in relationship with other databases. Specifically, our objectives are the following:
1. Analyse the coverage of Altmetric.com at the institutional level and verify its validity as a data source for obtaining alternative metrics derived from the research activity of universities in comparison with those from the Web of Science. For this, we will work with a small sample of four Spanish universities with different characteristics.
2. Analyse coverage differences when obtaining bibliometric profiles from Altmetric.com and Web of Science. In some studies a higher coverage of the Social Sciences and Humanities has been reported, suggesting the potential of altmetric indicators in these areas (Costas, Zahedi, & Wouters, 2015b).
Sponsorship: Nicolás Robinson García is currently supported by a Juan de la Cierva-Formación Fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
Description: Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI 2016). València (Spain), September 14-16, 2016.
Keywords: Altmetric.com
Altmetrics
Bibliometric Indicators
Web 2.0
Social Media
University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/41510
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
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