‘Altmetrics’: estadístiques que ens expliquen més (i millor?)

(article publicat a la Revista ComeIn http://comein.uoc.edu/divulgacio/comein/ca/numero30/articles/Article-Alex-Lopez.html)

Els científics fa molts anys que debatem sobre una dada, un indicador. Tan simple i enginyós com fou creat i tants maldecaps que ens ha dut. Evidentment, no és altre que el factor d’impacte, una dada que en forma simple ens deia les cites esperades en mitjana per a un article publicat en una revista científica. Una simple dada, freda, i emprada i debatuda durant quasi 40 anys.

Figura 1. Indicators used by PLOS through the Article Level Metrics

Figura 1. Indicadors emprats per PLOS a l’Article Level Metrics

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Altmetrics, or altenative metrics, statistics that describes us more. But, best?

(translation of the article published in ComeIn originally written in catalan)

Scientifics have been debating for years about a data, an indicator. As simple and clever as it was when it was imagined by Eugene Garfield. But the clever it is, the headaches it has caused. Of course, we are talking about the impact factor. Yes, it is just an indicator for the expected citations can receive a paper in a given. So easy and 40 years being discussed.

Figura 1. Indicators used by PLOS through the Article Level Metrics

Figure 1. Indicators used by PLOS through the Article Level Metrics

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