Open Metrics: Jenseits des Zitatkartells

Herb, Ulrich Open Metrics: Jenseits des Zitatkartells., 2013 [Newspaper/magazine article]

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English abstract

A short review on alternative impact metrics and the benefits of open and transparent metrics.

German abstract

Ein kurzer Artikel zu offenen Impact Metriken, der deren Unterschiede zu konventionellen Impact Maßen wie dem Journal Impact Factor diskutiert.

Item type: Newspaper/magazine article
Keywords: Open Science, Open Metrics, Journal Impact Factor, AltMetrics
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Dr. Ulrich Herb
Date deposited: 04 Feb 2013 20:20
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:25


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