External expert identification and mapping through author publication altmetrics and network analysis
posterposted on 02.03.2020 by Tom Rees, James Munday
Poster sessions are particularly prominent at academic conferences. Posters are usually one frame of a powerpoint (or similar) presentation and are represented at full resolution to make them zoomable.
Challenge: how to identify influential external experts through an analysis of publications activity.
Our approach: we investigated combining multiple article-level metrics (i.e. ‘altmetrics’) with an author network analysis to identify experts who contributed to highly impactful research and were well connected with
other experts in their field.
What we did: analysed a sample of publications on a selected topic that had high altmetrics impact to investigate the utility of this approach.