Evaluating journals' yearly impact with altmetric indicators
LI Simon S.1,2; YE Fred Y.1,2; Fred Y. Ye (E-mail: yye@nju.edu.cn).
2015-06-27
发表期刊Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science
卷号8期号:2页码:25-38
摘要Purpose: Applying SSCI journals of library and information science (LIS) as the research sample, we explore the feasibility of measuring academic journals' yearly social impact by using altmetric indicators.

Design/methodology/approach: Using a sample of 66 SSCI journals in LIS published in 2013, statistics regarding journal mentions in social media and other online tools were retrieved from Altmetric.com and meanwhile citation data was also collected from JCR and Scopus. Based on the method of principal component analysis, data was analyzed for associations between the altmetric and traditional metrics to demonstrate the effect of altmetric indicators on measuring academic journals' yearly impact.

Findings: The Spearman's rank correlation test results show that altmetric indicators and traditional citation counts were significantly correlated, indicating that altmetrics can be used to measure a journal's yearly social impact.

Research limitations: The time frame of data collected from Altmetric.com may not be consistent with that of JCR and Scopus citation data.
 
Practical implications: A new method is provided based on altmetrics for evaluating the social impact of academic journals, which can be applied to design new indicators of short-term journal impact.

Originality value: In this paper, we have established a method for evaluating the social impact of academic journals based on altmetric indictors. Altmetrics can be complementary to traditional citation metrics in assessing a journal's impact within a year or even in a shorter period of time.; Purpose: Applying SSCI journals of library and information science (LIS) as the research sample, we explore the feasibility of measuring academic journals' yearly social impact by using altmetric indicators.

Design/methodology/approach: Using a sample of 66 SSCI journals in LIS published in 2013, statistics regarding journal mentions in social media and other online tools were retrieved from Altmetric.com and meanwhile citation data was also collected from JCR and Scopus. Based on the method of principal component analysis, data was analyzed for associations between the altmetric and traditional metrics to demonstrate the effect of altmetric indicators on measuring academic journals' yearly impact.

Findings: The Spearman's rank correlation test results show that altmetric indicators and traditional citation counts were significantly correlated, indicating that altmetrics can be used to measure a journal's yearly social impact.

Research limitations: The time frame of data collected from Altmetric.com may not be consistent with that of JCR and Scopus citation data.
 
Practical implications: A new method is provided based on altmetrics for evaluating the social impact of academic journals, which can be applied to design new indicators of short-term journal impact.

Originality value: In this paper, we have established a method for evaluating the social impact of academic journals based on altmetric indictors. Altmetrics can be complementary to traditional citation metrics in assessing a journal's impact within a year or even in a shorter period of time.
文章类型Research Papers
关键词Altmetrics Journal Evaluation Informetrics Bibliometrics Principal Component Analysis (Pca)
学科领域新闻学与传播学 ; 图书馆、情报与文献学
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所属项目编号Grant No.: 71173187 ; Grant No.: 12&ZD221
语种英语
项目资助者This work is jointly supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China ; China Major Key Project of National Social Science Foundation
文献类型期刊论文
条目标识符http://ir.las.ac.cn/handle/12502/7808
专题Journal of Data and Information Science_Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science-2015
通讯作者Fred Y. Ye (E-mail: yye@nju.edu.cn).
作者单位1.School of Information Management, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
2.Jiangsu Key Lab of Data Engineering & Knowledge Service, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
第一作者单位中国科学院文献情报中心
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LI Simon S.,YE Fred Y.,Fred Y. Ye . Evaluating journals' yearly impact with altmetric indicators[J]. Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science,2015,8(2):25-38.
APA LI Simon S.,YE Fred Y.,&Fred Y. Ye .(2015).Evaluating journals' yearly impact with altmetric indicators.Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science,8(2),25-38.
MLA LI Simon S.,et al."Evaluating journals' yearly impact with altmetric indicators".Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science 8.2(2015):25-38.
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