Issues in the Interpretation of “Altmetrics” Digital Traces: A Review

  title={Issues in the Interpretation of “Altmetrics” Digital Traces: A Review},
  author={Shenmeng Xu},
  journal={Frontiers Res. Metrics Anal.},
  • Shenmeng Xu
  • Published 4 October 2018
  • Business
  • Frontiers Res. Metrics Anal.
Researchers leave traces of their behavior during many stages of their research process. Parts of this process were formerly invisible. With scholarship moving online, we can now access various types of altmetrics digital traces such as reading, organizing, sharing and discussing scientific papers, thus develop a more holistic story about researchers and their work. However, a lack of in-depth interpretation of altmetrics digital traces is observed. Therefore, this paper focuses on reviewing… 

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