Scientometrics 2.0: Toward new metrics of scholarly impact on the social Web

Abstract: The growing flood of scholarly literature is exposing the weaknesses of current, citation-based methods of evaluating and filtering articles. A novel and promising approach is to examine the use and citation of articles in a new forum: Web 2.0 services like social bookmarking and microblogging. Metrics based on this data could build a ‘Scientometics 2.0’, supporting richer and more timely pictures of articles’ impact. This paper develops the most comprehensive list of these services to date …” (more)

[HT: Garret McMahon]
[Jason Priem and Bradley M Hemminger, First Monday, 5 July]

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