Category Archives: Journal Metrics

Carleton Library- Writing for Scholarly Journal Video Modules

Are you interested in writing an article for a scholarly journal? Check out Carleton Library’s online learning videos to find out more. You can watch videos on your computer or mobile device. Modules include: What has been written on my … Continue reading

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Making Research Count: Analyzing Canadian Academic Publishing Cultures

Report (pdf) from Higher Education Strategy Associates (June 2012)- From the introduction: In this document, we propose a new way of comparing research output among groups of scholars that addresses these objections to bibliometrics, especially the concern that bibliometrics can … Continue reading

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Editorial Review & Rejection

The Scholarly Kitchen discusses the initial step of journal editors who sift through papers for “quality, relevance, and scientific interest” before sending to peer reviewer to evaluate. Kent Anderson provides interesting figures on rejection rates without external peer review, and … Continue reading

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Altmetrics- Tools

A growing directory of altmetrics tools can be found at Altmetrics is the “creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing and informing scholarship” (

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Webcast- Article Metrics

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) will be hosting a free webinar on article level metrics with Peter Binfield. “Building New Measures for Impact: Article Level Metrics” will be held Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 12:00pm-1:00pm EST. Registration is … Continue reading

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Scholars Seek Better Ways to Track Impact Online

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: This is a great article about the growing interest in altmetrics. Altmetrics “aims to measure Web-driven scholarly interactions, such as how often research is tweeted, blogged about or bookmarked”. The article talks about Jason … Continue reading

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Academics and Web 2.0

There is much discussion about academics’ use of social media.  Here’s a sampling: – The London School of Economics and Political Science recently released a guide for academics entitled “Using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities“. – From … Continue reading

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