Altmetrics Bibliography
Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Houston: Digital Scholarship
Version 1: 10/14/2013

Introduction

The Altmetrics Bibliography includes selected English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding altmetrics.

The "altmetrics" concept is still evolving. In "The Altmetrics Collection," Jason Priem, Paul Groth, and Dario Taraborelli define altmetrics as follows:

Altmetrics is the study and use of scholarly impact measures based on activity in online tools and environments. The term has also been used to describe the metrics themselves—one could propose in plural a "set of new altmetrics." Altmetrics is in most cases a subset of both scientometrics and webometrics; it is a subset of the latter in that it focuses more narrowly on scholarly influence as measured in online tools and environments, rather than on the Web more generally.

This bibliography does not cover books, conference papers, digital media works (such as MP3 files), editorials, e-mail messages, interviews, letters to the editor, presentation slides or transcripts, unpublished e-prints, or weblog postings. Coverage of technical reports is very selective.

Sources have been published from January 2001 through September 2013. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works.

Such links, even to publisher versions and versions in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories, are subject to change. URLs may alter without warning (or automatic forwarding) or they may disappear altogether. Inclusion of links to works on authors' personal websites is highly selective. Note that e prints and published articles may not be identical.

Readers interested in open access aspects will find the Steve Hitchcock's extensive "The Effect of Open Access and Downloads ('Hits') on Citation Impact: A Bibliography of Studies" to be of interest.

Bibliography

Adie, Euan, and William Roe. "Altmetric: Enriching Scholarly Content with Article-Level Discussion and Metrics." Learned Publishing 26, no. 1 (2013): 11-17. http://figshare.com/articles/Enriching_scholarly_content_with_article_level_discussion_and_metrics/105851

Allen, Heidi G., Tasha R. Stanton, Flavia Di Pietro, and G. Lorimer Moseley. "Social Media Release Increases Dissemination of Original Articles in the Clinical Pain Sciences." PLOS ONE 8, no. 7 (2013): e68914. http://www.ploscollections.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0068914

Alperin, Juan Pablo. "Ask Not What Altmetrics Can Do for You, but What Altmetrics Can Do for Developing Countries." Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 39, no. 4 (2013): 18-21. http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Apr-13/AprMay13_Alperin.html

Barjak, Franz, Xuemei Li, and Mike Thelwall. "Which Factors Explain the Web Impact of Scientists' Personal Homepages?" Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 58, no. 2 (2007): 200-211.

Bollen, Johan, and Herbert Van de Sompel. "Usage Impact Factor: The Effects of Sample Characteristics on Usage-Based Impact Metrics." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 59, no. 1 (2008): 136-149. http://arxiv.org/abs/cs/0610154

Bollen, Johan, Herbert Van de Sompel, Aric Hagberg, and Ryan Chute. "A Principal Component Analysis of 39 Scientific Impact Measures." PLOS ONE 4, no. 6 (2009): e6022. http://www.ploscollections.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0006022

Bollen, Johan, Herbert Van de Sompel, Aric Hagberg, Luis Bettencourt, Ryan Chute, Marko A. Rodriguez, and Lyudmila Balakireva. "Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science." PLOS ONE 4, no. 3 (2009): e4803. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0004803

Bollen, Johan, Herbert Van de Sompel, Joan A. Smith, and Rick Luce. "Toward Alternative Metrics of Journal Impact: A Comparison of Download and Citation Data." Information Processing & Management 41, no. 6 (2005): 1419-1440. http://arxiv.org/abs/cs/0503007

Brody, Tim, Stevan Harnad, and Leslie Carr. "Earlier Web Usage Statistics as Predictors of Later Citation Impact." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 57, no. 8 (2006): 1060-1072. http://arxiv.org/abs/cs/0503020

Buschman, Mike, and Andrea Michalek. "Are Alternative Metrics Still Alternative?" Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 39, no. 4 (2013): 35-39. http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Apr-13/AprMay13_Buschman_Michalek.html

Cameron Neylon, and Shirley Wu. "Article-Level Metrics and the Evolution of Scientific Impact." PLOS Biology 7, no. 11 (2009): e1000242. http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1000242

Chamberlain, Scott. "Consuming Article-Level Metrics: Observations and Lessons." Information Standards Quarterly 25, no. 2 (2013): 4-13. http://www.niso.org/publications/isq/2013/v25no2/chamberlain

Cronin, Blaise. "Bibliometrics and beyond: Some Thoughts on Web-Based Citation Analysis." Journal of Information Science 27, no. 1 (2001): 1-7.

Finbar Galligan, and Sharon Dyas-Correia. "Altmetrics: Rethinking the Way We Measure." Serials Review 39, no. 1 (2013): 56-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.serrev.2013.01.003

Gunn, William. "Social Signals Reflect Academic Impact: What it Means When a Scholar Adds a Paper to Mendeley." Information Standards Quarterly 25, no. 2 (2013): 33-39. http://www.niso.org/publications/isq/2013/v25no2/gunn/

Haustein, Stefanie, and Tobias Siebenlist. "Applying Social Bookmarking Data to Evaluate Journal Usage." Journal of Informetrics 5, no. 3 (2011): 446-457.

Kaur, Jasleen, Diep Thi Hoang, Xiaoling Sun, Lino Possamai, Mohsen JafariAsbagh, Snehal Patil, and Filippo Menczer. "Scholarometer: A Social Framework for Analyzing Impact across Disciplines." PLOS ONE 7, no. 9 (2012): e43235. http://www.ploscollections.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0043235

Konkiel, Stacey. "Altmetrics: A 21st-Century Solution to Determining Research Quality." Online Searcher 37, no. 4 (2013): 11-15. http://www.infotoday.com/OnlineSearcher/Articles/Features/Altmetrics-A-stCentury-Solution-to-Determining-Research-Quality-90551.shtml

Konkiel, Stacy. "Tracking Citations and Altmetrics for Research Data: Challenges and Opportunities." Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 39, no. 6 (2013): 27-32. http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Aug-13/AugSep13_Konkiel.html

Konkiel, Stacy, and Dave Scherer. "New Opportunities for Repositories in the Age of Altmetrics." Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 39, no. 4 (2013): 22-26. http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Apr-13/AprMay13_Konkiel_Scherer.html

Kousha, Kayvan, and Mike Thelwall. "Assessing the Impact of Disciplinary Research on Teaching: An Automatic Analysis of Online Syllabuses." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 59, no. 13 (2008): 2060-2069.

———. "Google Scholar Citations and Google Web/Url Citations: A Multi-Discipline Exploratory Analysis." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 58, no. 7 (2007): 1055-1065.

———. "Online Presentations as a Source of Scientific Impact? An Analysis of Powerpoint Files Citing Academic Journals." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 59, no. 5 (2008): 805-815.

Kousha, Kayvan, Mike Thelwall, and Mahshid Abdoli. "The Role of Online Videos in Research Communication: A Content Analysis of Youtube Videos Cited in Academic Publications." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 63, no. 9 (2012): 1710-1727.

Kousha, Kayvan, Mike Thelwall, and Somayeh Rezaie. "Assessing the Citation Impact of Books: The Role of Google Books, Google Scholar, and Scopus." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62, no. 11 (2011): 2147-2164.

———. "Can the Impact of Scholarly Images Be Assessed Online? An Exploratory Study Using Image Identification Technology." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 61, no. 9 (2010): 1734-1744.

Kurtz, Michael J., and Johan Bollen. "Usage Bibliometrics." Annual Review of Information Science and Technology 44, no. 1 (2010): 1-64.

Lapinski, Scott, Heather Piwowar, and Jason Priem. "Riding the Crest of the Altmetrics Wave: How Librarians Can Help Prepare Faculty for the Next Generation of Research Impact Metrics." College & Research Libraries News 74, no. 6 (2013): 292-300. http://crln.acrl.org/content/74/6/292.long

Li, Xuemei, Mike Thelwall, and Dean Giustini. "Validating Online Reference Managers for Scholarly Impact Measurement." Scientometrics 91, no. 2 (2012): 461-471.

Lin, Jennifer, and Martin Fenner. "Altmetrics in Evolution: Defining & Redefining the Ontology of Article-Level Metrics." Information Standards Quarterly 25, no. 2 (2013): 20-26. http://www.niso.org/publications/isq/2013/v25no2/lin/

———. "The Many Faces of Article-Level Metrics." Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 39, no. 4 (2013): 27-30. http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Apr-13/AprMay13_Lin_Fenner.html

Liu, Jean, and Euan Adie. "Five Challenges in Altmetrics: A Toolmaker's Perspective." Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 39, no. 4 (2013): 31-34. http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Apr-13/AprMay13_Liu_Adie.html

———. "New Perspectives on Article-Level Metrics: Developing Ways to Assess Research Uptake and Impact Online." Insights: the UKSG journal 26, no. 2 (2013): 153-158.

Moed, Henk F. "Statistical Relationships between Downloads and Citations at the Level of Individual Documents within a Single Journal." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 56, no. 10 (2005): 1088-1097.

Mohammadi, Ehsan, and Mike Thelwall. "Assessing Non-Standard Article Impact Using F1000 Labels." Scientometrics 97, no. 2 (2013): 383-395.

Mounce, Ross. "Open Access and Altmetrics: Distinct but Complementary." Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 39, no. 4 (2013): 14-17. http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Apr-13/AprMay13_Mounce.html

Ovadia, Steven. "When Social Media Meets Scholarly Publishing." Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 32, no. 3 (2013): 194-198.

Pinkowitz, Lee. "Research Dissemination and Impact: Evidence from Web Site Downloads." The Journal of Finance 57, no. 1 (2002): 485-499.

Piwowar, Heather, and Jason Priem. "The Power of Altmetrics on a CV." Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 39, no. 4 (2013): 10-13. http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Apr-13/AprMay13_Piwowar_Priem.html

Priem, Jason. "Scholarship: Beyond the Paper." Nature 495 (2013): 437-440. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v495/n7442/full/495437a.html

Priem, Jason, Paul Groth, and Dario Taraborelli. "The Altmetrics Collection." PLOS ONE 7, no. 11 (2012): e48753. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0048753

Priem, Jason, and Bradely H. Hemminger. "Scientometrics 2.0: New Metrics of Scholarly Impact on the Social Web." First Monday 15, no. 7 (2010). http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2874

Rasmussen, Pernille G., and Jens Peter Andersen. "Altmetrics: An Alternate Perspective on Research Evaluation." ScieCom Info 9, no. 2 (2013). http://journals.lub.lu.se/index.php/sciecominfo/article/view/7292

Roemer, Robin Chin, and Rachel Borchardt. "Institutional Altmetrics and Academic Libraries." Information Standards Quarterly 25, no. 2 (2013): 14-19. http://www.niso.org/publications/isq/2013/v25no2/roemer/

Rowlands, Ian, and David Nicholas. "The Missing Link: Journal Usage Metrics." Aslib Proceedings 59, no. 3 (2007): 222-228.

Schloegl, Christian, and Juan Gorraiz. "Comparison of Citation and Usage Indicators: The Case of Oncology Journals." Scientometrics 82, no. 3 (2010): 567-580.

Schloegl, Christian, and Wolfgang G. Stock. "Impact And Relevance of LIS Journals: A Scientometric Analysis of International and German-Language LIS Journals—Citation Analysis Versus Reader Survey." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 55, no. 13 (2004): 1155-1168.

Shema, Hadas, Judit Bar-Ilan, and Mike Thelwall. "Research Blogs and the Discussion of Scholarly Information." PLOS ONE 7, no. 5 (2012): e35869. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0035869

Shuai, Xin, Alberto Pepe, and Johan Bollen. "How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted Preprints: Article Downloads, Twitter Mentions, and Citations." PLOS ONE 7, no. 11 (2012): e47523. http://www.ploscollections.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0047523

Tananbaum, Greg. Article-Level Metrics: A SPARC Primer. Washington, DC: SPARC, 2013. http://www.sparc.arl.org/bm~doc/sparc-alm-primer.pdf

Taylor, Mike. "Exploring the Boundaries: How Altmetrics Can Expand Our Vision of Scholarly Communication and Social Impact." Information Standards Quarterly 25, no. 2 (2013): 27-32. http://www.niso.org/publications/isq/2013/v25no2/taylor/

Thelwall, Mike. "A History of Webometrics." Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 38, no. 6 (2012): 18-23. http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Aug-12/AugSep12_Thelwall.html

———. "Journal Impact Evaluation: A Webometric Perspective." Scientometrics 92, no. 2 (2012): 429-441.

Thelwall, Mike, Stefanie Haustein, Vincent Larivière, and Cassidy R. Sugimoto. "Do Altmetrics Work? Twitter and Ten Other Social Web Services." PLOS ONE 8, no. 5 (2013): e64841. http://www.ploscollections.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0064841

Vaughan, Liwen, and Kathy Hysen. "Relationship between Links to Journal Web Sites and Impact Factors." Aslib Proceedings 54, no. 6 (2002): 356-361.

Vaughan, Liwen, and Debora Shaw. "Bibliographic and Web Citations: What Is the Difference?" Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 54, no. 14 (2003): 1313-1322.

———. "Web Citation Data for Impact Assessment: A Comparison of Four Science Disciplines." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 56, no. 10 (2005): 1075-1087.

Vaughan, Liwen, and Mike Thelwall. "Scholarly Use of the Web: What Are the Key Inducers of Links to Journal Web Sites?" Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 54, no. 1 (2003): 29-38.

Wan, Jin-kun, Ping-huan Hua, Ronald Rousseau, and Xiu-kun Sun. "The Journal Download Immediacy Index (DII): Experiences Using a Chinese Full-Text Database." Scientometrics 82, no. 3 (2010): 555-566.

Yan, Koon-Kiu, and Mark Gerstein. "The Spread of Scientific Information: Insights from the Web Usage Statistics in PLoS Article-Level Metrics." PLOS ONE 6, no. 5 (2011): e19917. http://www.ploscollections.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0019917

About the Author

Charles W. Bailey, Jr. is the publisher of Digital Scholarship. He has over 30 years of information and instructional technology experience, including 24 years of managerial experience in academic libraries. From 2004 to 2007, he was the Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development at the University of Houston Libraries. From 1987 to 2003, he served as Assistant Dean/Director for Systems at the University of Houston Libraries.

Previously, he served as Head, Systems and Research Services at the Health Sciences Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Systems Librarian at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Johns Hopkins University; User Documentation Specialist at the OCLC Online Computer Library Center; and Media Library Manager at the Learning Resources Center, SUNY College at Oswego. For more details, see the "Brief Resume of Charles W. Bailey, Jr."

Bailey has been an open access publisher for over 24 years. In 1989, Bailey established PACS-L, a mailing list about public-access computers in libraries, and The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, the first open access journal in the field of library and information science. He served as PACS-L Moderator until November 1991 and as Editor-in-Chief of The Public-Access Computer Systems Review until the end of 1996.

In 1990, Bailey and Dana Rooks established Public-Access Computer Systems News, an electronic newsletter, and Bailey co-edited this publication until 1992.

In 1992, he founded the PACS-P mailing list for announcing the publication of selected e-serials, and he moderated this list until 2007.

In 1996, he established the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB), an open access book that has been updated 80 times.

In 2001, he added the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog, which announces relevant new publications, to SEPB.

In 2001, he was selected as a team member of Current Cites, and he has subsequently been a frequent contributor of reviews to this monthly e-serial.

In 2005, he published the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-prints and Open Access Journals with the Association of Research Libraries (also a website).

In 2005, Bailey established Digital Scholarship (http://digital-scholarship.org/), which provides information and commentary about digital copyright, digital curation, digital repositories, open access, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues. Digital Scholarship's digital publications are open access. Publications are under versions of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.

He also established DigitalKoans, a weblog that covers the same topics as Digital Scholarship.

From April 2005 through August 2013, Digital Scholarship had over 12.5 million visitors from 229 counties and over 60.9 million file requests, including over 42.9 million page views.

From February 2005 through August 2013, Bailey published the following books and book supplements: the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2008 Annual Edition (2009), Digital Scholarship 2009 (2010), Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography (2010), the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 (2011), the Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 (2011), the Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 (2011), the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works (2012), and the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, 2012 Supplement (2013).

During this period, Bailey also published and updated the following bibliographies and webliographies as websites with links to freely available works: the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (1996-2011), the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography (2005-2012), the Google Books Bibliography (2005-2011), the Institutional Repository Bibliography (2009-2011), the Open Access Journals Bibliography (2010), the Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography (2010-2011), the E-science and Academic Libraries Bibliography (2011), the Digital Curation Resource Guide (2012), and the Research Data Curation Bibliography (2012-2013).

For more details, see the "Digital Scholarship Publications Overview."

In 2010, Bailey was given a Best Content by an Individual Award by The Charleston Advisor. In 2003, he was named as one of Library Journal's "Movers & Shakers." In 1993, he was awarded the first LITA/Library Hi Tech Award For Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science.

In 1973, Bailey won a Wallace Stevens Poetry Award. He is the author of The Cave of Hypnos: Early Poems, which includes several poems that won that award.

Bailey has written over 30 papers about digital copyright, expert systems, institutional repositories, open access, scholarly communication, and other topics. See the "Selected Publications of Charles W. Bailey, Jr." for a more complete description of his publications.

He has served on the editorial boards of Information Technology and Libraries, Library Software Review, and Reference Services Review.

Bailey uses Photoshop and other digital image manipulation programs to create digital art, and he makes it available at his Flickr photostream and Flickr RSS feed.

He holds master's degrees in information and library science and instructional media and technology.

His e-mail address is digitalscholarship at gmail.com.