Alternative Journal Rankings and Article Level Statistics

Max Haring (Springer, NL)

Abstract: The most used source for journal rankings is the Journal Citation Reports which can be accessed via Web of Science. In addition to the Journal Citation Reports there are alternative journal rankings that could be and/or are being used next to the Impact Factor. For example: H5 Index by Google, SNIP indicator of SCOPUS and the SCImago Journal Rank.
One of the emerging topics in scholarly publishing has been article level metrics. Article-level metrics (ALMs, altmetrics or alternative metrics) refer to a whole range of measures which might provide insight into ‘impact’ or ‘reach’ of an individual article. Altmetrics measure research impact beyond citations and usage and looks at mentions in social media and news media. This session will give an overview and discuss the pro and cons of these alternative sources.

Short Biography: Dr. Max Haring is the executive editor for SpringerPlus, Springer’s only international peer-reviewed Open Access journal for research from all disciplines in science, technology, engineering, medicine and the humanities and social sciences. Before launching SpringerPlus in 2012 Max worked as a publisher for books and journals in different areas of biomedicine. Max completed his MSc in plant sciences at Wageningen University and his PhD in biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam, both in the Netherlands. Max lives in Amsterdam.

Metrics and Assessment New Ways to Measure the Scholarly Impact
Location: Old Campus Date: September 19, 2014 Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Max Haring