[Irtalk] Impact of Social Sciences – Altmetrics could enable scholarship from developing countries to receive due recognition.

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 18:56:02 SAST 2014

*The Web of Science and its corresponding Journal Impact Factor are
inadequate for an understanding of the impact of scholarly work from
developing regions, argues Juan Pablo Alperin.* Alternative metrics offer
the opportunity to redirect incentive structures towards problems that
contribute to development, or at least to local priorities. But the
altmetrics community needs to actively engage with scholars from developing
regions to ensure the new metrics do not continue to cater to well-known
and well-established networks.

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