The theme for this year’s open access week is to redefine impact – how we measure and evaluate scientific results and its impact. Bibliometric indicators through citations have been used to measure the effect of scientific production. Altmetrics is a relatively new way to measure impact and dissemination. Altmetrics takes into consideration other things such as times downloaded documents, links, tweets, blog posts, discussions in online forum etc.
During the coming week there will be blog posts about altmetrics, impact of research published open access, research data and negative results. The last blog post on next Friday will be about how to find open access journals with good reputation and big crowd of readers.