Altmetrics and the evolution of scholarly impacts

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About this event:

Created by Jen Davison

4060 George Washington Ln NE Seattle, WA 98195

Can’t join us in person? It will be live-streamed from 6PM PDT and live-tweeted!

The unit of measurement by which scientists gauge their own and each others’ scholarly impact has traditionally been the peer-reviewed journal article. Now, in the age of the Internet, this model is being replaced as researchers and developers devise ever more platforms for sharing and tracking the work that goes into scientific research: from code snippets to lab notes, from data sets to grant proposals. This month’s ScienceOnlineSeattle will explore how scholarly impact tracking is changing. We’ll examine new ways of assessing journal impact, the movement beyond valuing research publications to “research products”, and ways in which we can track the impact of our online research footprint, through the use of altmetrics. Join us for this conversation and workshop, and discover how you can begin accounting for more of your scholarly impact.


DATE: Wednesday, April 24th

TIME: Join us at 5:30 pm for mingling and munching, before kicking off the discussion at 6:00 pm. This event will be part discussion, part workshop, and the livestream will stop at 6:45. After time to explore various platforms for scholarly impact tracking, stick around for more discussion. Food and drinks provided!

LOCATION: Odegaard Undergraduate Library, room 220, University of Washington Campus


Jevin West, post-doc with Umea University (Sweden) and University of Washington eScience Institute. Jevin co-founded the Eigenfactor Project.
Randy LeVeque, UW Applied Mathematics. Randy works extensively with code libraries and, as chair of the Journals Committee for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics,  with addressing the challenges of code citation in publications.
Steven Roberts, Assistant Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Steven has fully integrated numerous open science platforms, including figshare and online lab notebooks, into his research lab.
Heather Piwowar, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. Heather co-founded ImpactStory, a tool for tracking your research impact online.
Jason Priem, UNC-Chapel Hill. Jason co-founded ImpactStory.
Mike Buschman, co-founder of Plum Analytics.

Can’t join us in person? It will be live-streamed and live-tweeted!

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  1. Holly says:

    “High Impact = High Statistical Standards? Not Necessarily So.” Article discusses statistical practices of “high impact” journals.

  2. So sorry to miss the #altmetrics event but I will be out of town. I look forward to catching up on the livestream later!

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