Over two days last month (17-18 January, 2017), around 250 delegates and exhibitors attended the 2017 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) in London. The … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2017 European #ISMPP Meeting
Earlier this month, the publisher Elsevier launched a new journal metric, the CiteScore index, to assess the quality of academic journals. CiteScore is essentially the average citations per document that … Continue Reading CiteScore: A new rival for the Journal Impact Factor
Many researchers now use social media, particularly Twitter, to promote their publications and to keep up to date with the latest developments. This has fuelled interest in alternatives to citation … Continue Reading Twitter activity predicts citation rates
Since 2013, PLOS One, the first of the open access mega-journals, has published roughly 30,000 articles per year. However, in September its monthly publication tally was overtaken for the first … Continue Reading Scientific Reports overtakes PLOS One as largest academic journal
As open access (OA) articles are freely available, the potential readership and impact is much greater than for articles where access to the full-text is limited to subscribers only. But … Continue Reading Does the ‘Open Access Citation Advantage’ exist?
Journal impact factors (JIFs) are a topic often found at the centre of debate within the scientific community. Designed as a measure of the quality of a journal as a … Continue Reading Is the tide turning against journal impact factors?
This is the question that has been asked by a group of scientists from the eScience Institute at the University of Washington, led by Bill Howe. The group set out … Continue Reading Are papers with figures more widely read, and therefore more influential?
Christian Gumpenberger, Wolfgang Glanzel and Juan Gorraiz have recently published an article looking at the rapid rise of the altmetric phenomenon, and highlighting their concerns regarding the general acceptance of … Continue Reading Concerns raised about the interpretation of altmetric scores
Last week, Altmetric and MedComms Networking hosted a day-long seminar in London to discuss the use of alternative metrics for tracking engagement with industry-sponsored publications. The day kicked off with … Continue Reading Summary of Altmetric seminar: “Research with results: Tracking engagement for medcomms and pharma”
A free 1 day workshop will be held in London on the 19th April dedicated to introducing pharmaceutical staff and the wider medical community to alternative metrics and Altmetric. The meeting will explore the opportunities these … Continue Reading Free meeting: Research with Results – tracking engagement for medcomms and pharma
On February 29th 2016, the 15th Annual International Publication Planning Association (TIPPA) meeting convened in San Diego, CA for two days to discuss the evolving challenges impacting on the publications community. The … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 1 of the 2016 TIPPA Meeting
Author: Jo Chapman, PhD (Aspire Scientific Ltd) Over two days last week, around 250 delegates and exhibitors braved sub-zero temperatures to attend the European meeting of the International Society for … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2016 European ISMPP Meeting
Want to know what the highlights were from the 2016 ISMPP European Meeting? See the #ISMPP tweet stream here
The 2016 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) has just finished. Hopefully, the tweet stream below will be helpful in providing highlights of what was presented at … Continue Reading Want to know what the highlights were from the 2016 ISMPP European Meeting? See the #ISMPP tweet stream here
An interesting article by Julia Belluz explores whether high impact journals are more likely to publish ‘flawed research’ than lower ranked journals. The idea stems from a report written by … Continue Reading How reliable is the science published in high impact journals?
A recent blog by Altmetric entitled “Open access publications get more media coverage” describes a paper written by McKiernan et al on the potential positive impact of open research on an … Continue Reading Open access (#OA) publishing may be linked to career benefits for researchers
A recent blog by Altmetric reviews some recent innovations that have taken place in scholarly publishing, and discussed their implications, including: Greater openness Greater diversity Greater engagement The author of … Continue Reading Scholarly communication’s only going to get better [Altmetric blog]