The positive effect of interdisciplinarity on altmetrics for humanities-related research outputs

The 2015 Altmetrics Workshop
Amsterdam, 9 October 2015

Jeremy L. Mclaughlin
Stacy Konkiel


Drawing from a project using arts and humanities data archived in the figshare repository, this presentation will examine the current literature and debut initial findings related to the role of disciplinarity on usage statistics and Altmetric scores. The idea of prediction based on discipline is a compelling one, especially as altmetrics practitioners and librarians work to engage researchers in disciplines under-served by traditional, citation-based indicators of impact (namely those in the humanities). Altmetric15 workshop attendees are invited to consider the implications of disciplinarity on social media attention and the difference between “what works”/best practices and prediction in altmetrics outreach.

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