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Someday, Altmetrics Will No Longer Need ‘Alt’

Jeff Vinnick for The Chronicle

Jason Priem, one of the authors of a "manifesto" on altmetrics, helped found an open-source website that gathers data on the performance of research papers.
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Faculty members are used to having to prove that their scholarship has value. But at a time when higher education is under sharp scrutiny, a growing number of professors are turning to alternative metrics, or altmetrics, to help make their case.


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