Researchers should use altmetrics data to advance their careers
Dr. Donald Samulack, US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications, in conversation with Euan Adie, Founder and CEO of Altmetric
Over the years, more and more researchers are realizing the significance of measuring the impact of their work by excluding the impact factor of the journals in which they publish. They look at ways in which their research has contributed to society, e.g., by helping reform policy or health care. In this segment, Euan expands on this trend and emphasizes the need for researchers across the globe to focus on altmetrics and on using this data to provide evidence of the impact their work has had. This is a win-win situation because not only do researchers get to prove how their work has been useful, but funders evaluating their work also get to see how it has helped achieve their own mission. Thus, tools such as Altmetric are very helpful in advancing researchers’ careers.
Other vignettes in the series:
- Part 1: "Altmetric came out of my experience as an author"
- Part 2: How Altmetric measures research impact
- Part 3: Finding and interpreting Altmetric data for published papers
- Part 4: What changes does the current research landscape need?
- Part 6: The difference between Altmetric and alternative metrics
- Part 7: How Altmetric evolved as a platform that increases the discoverability of research
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