By: John Chodacki, Martin Fenner, Daniella Lowenberg Today, Zenodo announced their intentions to remove the altmetrics.com badges from their landing pages--and we couldn’t be more energized by their commitment to open infrastructure, supporting their mission to make scientific information open and free. “We strongly believe that metadata about records including citation data & other data … Continue reading Open Metrics Require Open Infrastructure
Publishers: Make Your Data Citations Count!
Many publishers have implemented open data policies and have publicly declared their support of data as a valuable component of the research process. But to give credit to researchers and incentivize behavior for data publishing, the community needs to promote proper citation of data. Many publishers have also endorsed the FORCE Data Citation Principles, Scholix, … Continue reading Publishers: Make Your Data Citations Count!
How to engage with MDC?
Making Data Count (MDC) team members are at the center of many initiatives that focus on aspects of metrics, including DLM. We leverage existing channels to build a new data usage standard and to promote integration and adoption amongst data centers and data consumers. If you want to get in contact and start collaborating with … Continue reading How to engage with MDC?
Understanding the problem
Journal articles are the currency of scholarly research. As a result, we as a community, use sophisticated methods to gauge the impact of research and measure the attention it receives by analyzing article citations, article page views and downloads, and social media metrics. While imprecise, these metrics offer us a way to identify relationships and … Continue reading Understanding the problem