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NISO Altmetrics Draft Now Open for Public Comment

NISO (National Information Standards Organization) released a white paper draft that is open for public comment through July 18, 2014. The “NISO Altmetrics Standards Project White Paper” covers the potential development of standards and recommended practices for altmetrics.

“While citations will remain an important component of research assessment, this metric alone does not effectively measure the expanded scope of forms of scholarly communication and newer methods of online reader behavior, network interactions with content, and social media,” says Martin Fenner, a consultant to NISO on the project.

The NISO Alternative Assessment Metrics (Altmetrics) Project began in July 2013 with the goal of studying, proposing, and developing alternative-metrics standards and recommended practices. The first phase of the project is the white paper, which was created with input from researchers, librarians, university administrators, scientific research funders, and publishers. The paper identifies potential actions that will need work during the project’s second phase, including definitions, research outputs, and grouping and aggregation.

Source: NISO

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