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New Models of Knowledge Production Needed

A study by Biswas and Kirchherr (2015) found that 82% of peer-reviewed publications in the humanities are never cited. The study’s authors estimate that less than 5% of peer-reviewed humanities papers are ever read by anyone. 336 more words


The Altmetric bookmarklet - a researcher view

“Academics seem to be obsessed with metrics of all kinds at the moment, and I’m certainly not immune to it as my recent post on the h-index… 55 more words


The "oligopoly of academic publishers" and anime/manga studies

When I am asked to describe my own “academic interests”, anime and manga are actually not the first thing that I bring up. Rather, what I am interested in first and foremost is knowledge sharing – the theory behind drives (or prevents) people from sharing their knowledge with others, the actual tools and techniques that facilitate knowledge sharing, and the specific ways that individuals share knowledge – such as by publishing books or journal articles. 898 more words

Journal Articles

I Like, I Cite? Do Facebook Likes Predict the Impact of Scientific Work?

Due to the increasing amount of scientific work and the typical delays in publication, promptly assessing the impact of scholarly work is a huge challenge. To meet this challenge, one solution may be to create and discover innovative indicators. 253 more words

Social Media

My Co-op So Far, Part I

Research Metrics

Under the guidance of the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian (BRIL), I have been working on a series of ongoing projects related to institutional and faculty research impact and bibliometrics. 259 more words

Academic Library

More than your h-index

Again, to those who came to this Research Bites session called More than your h-index?, which was all about author bibliometrics, many thanks for staying for a slightly longer than advertised session, and for taking part in the interesting discussions that were sparked by the presentation. 218 more words

Research Bites

Bang those Robots' Heads together

Thanks to those of you who attended the Introduction to Citation Analysis at the start of July. The session was longer than advertised, and I appreciated you staying until the end! 56 more words

Research Bites