2013 The Future of Altmetrics

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What is next for measuring journal quality? The current system is limping along in the new digital environment, but cultures in the academy need to change, technology needs to change, and a determination about the level of human intervention needs to change. It will be important to review and vet new metrics as they arise, and to learn how impactful an article or journal is beyond what is typically accepted, such as acceptance rates and impact factor numbers. This is particularly important for niche journals, whose numbers may be low, but whose work is critically important to a very small field of scholars. Panelists will discuss how university presses can benefit from applying altmetrics to their business, even as the community continues to shape standards and best practices.

Co-Chairs: Katherine Purple, Production Editor, Purdue University Press

Jill Rodgers, Marketing Manager, MIT Press

Panelists: Euan Addie, Founder, Altmetric.com

Gregg Gordon, President & CEO, Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Wendy Queen, Associate Director, Project Muse/Johns Hopkins University Press

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