How many scientific papers are mentioned in policy-related documents? An empirical investigation using Web of Science and Altmetric data

@inproceedings{Haunschild2016HowMS,
  title={How many scientific papers are mentioned in policy-related documents? An empirical investigation using Web of Science and Altmetric data},
  author={Robin Haunschild and Lutz Bornmann},
  booktitle={Scientometrics},
  year={2016}
}
In this short communication, we provide an overview of a relatively newly provided source of altmetrics data which could possibly be used for societal impact measurements in scientometrics. Recently, Altmetric—a start-up providing publication level metrics—started to make data for publications available which have been mentioned in policy-related documents. Using data from Altmetric, we study how many papers indexed in the Web of Science (WoS) are mentioned in policy-related documents. We find… CONTINUE READING
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