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Altmetrics could enable scholarship from developing countries to receive due recognition.

Alperin, Juan Pablo (2014) Altmetrics could enable scholarship from developing countries to receive due recognition. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (10 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 11:25
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 11:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71124

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