Bibliometrics has moved well beyond the mere tracking of bibliographic citations. Theweb enables new ways to measure scholarly productivity and impact, making available tools and datathat can reveal patterns of intellectual activity and impact that were previously invisible:mentions, acknowledgments, endorsements, downloads, recommendations, blog posts, tweets. This bookdescribes recent theoretical and practical advances in metrics-based research, examining a varietyof alternative metrics -- or "altmetrics" -- while also considering the ethical andcultural consequences of relying on metrics to assess the quality of scholarship. Once the domain ofinformation scientists and mathematicians, bibliometrics is now a fast-growing, multidisciplinaryfield that ranges from webometrics to scientometrics to influmetrics. The contributors to BeyondBibliometrics discuss the changing environment of scholarly publishing, the effects of open accessand Web 2.0 on genres of discourse, novel analytic methods, and the emergence of next-generationmetrics in a performance-conscious age.
ContributorsMayurAmin, Judit Bar-Ilan, Johann Bauer, Lutz Bornmann, Benjamin F. Bowman, Kevin W. Boyack, BlaiseCronin, Ronald Day, Nicola De Bellis, Jonathan Furner, Yves Gingras, Stefanie Haustein, EdwinHenneken, Peter A. Hook, Judith Kamalski, Richard Klavans, Kayvan Kousha, Michael Kurtz, MarkLargent, Julia Lane, Vincent Lariviere, Loet Leydesdorff, Werner Marx, Katherine W. McCain, MargitPalzenberger, Andrew Plume, Jason Priem, Rebecca Rosen, Hermann Schier, Hadas Shema, Cassidy R.Sugimoto, Mike Thelwall, Daril Vilhena, Jevin West, Paul Wouters