Exploring altmetrics in an emerging country context

2014-06-02T17:38:53Z (GMT) by Juan Pablo Alperin
<p>This is the abstract submitted (and accepted) for the Altmetrics14 Workshop of the ACM Web Science Conference, to be held in Bloomington Indiana, June 23, 2014. </p> <p><strong><br></strong></p> <p><strong>Objective</strong></p> <p>The purpose of this study was to do a first exploration of the penetration of altmetrics in the context of an emerging country, namely Brazil. More specifically, it was to determine the viability of altmetrics approaches in such a context, and to eventually determine if the relationships established by previous studies continued to hold true.</p> <p>iMore broadly, it was also to open a conversation on the generalizability of altmetrics beyond the well-established, high-impact, natural and life science journals.</p> <p>This work therefore seeks to contribute to the body of literature of the biblio- metrics and altmetrics communities by exploring previously used methodologies and determining the universality of some of the existing claims.</p>