As our colleagues at Altmetric.com put it; ‘Researchers care about what people are saying about their work. Increasingly they need to show the impact of their papers, books and datasets are having beyond just citations’. Altmetric.com is one of several altmetric services that track figshare content and we’re excited to be working with them in 2015 to expose the impact that the research figshare users share, is having. Using Altmetric.com data, we have compiled a list of the 10 most discussed objects published on figshare in 2014. This includes datasets, posters, figures, and even preprints. The majority of the top 10 is datasets, where data can mean anything from spreadsheets to 3D printable raw data files!
At figshare, we are very aware that researchers are increasingly having to compete with their peers to demonstrate the impact of their research. In order to get credit for all of your academic outputs, figshare allows you to make any digital files available, citable with a DOI, for free. We also are working with Altmetric to expose the ways in which these objects are having an impact, in a complementary measure to that of citations.
So if you hit the top 10 this year, your research has had on average an extra 6675.4 views, 542.6 downloads and the likelihood thats its already been cited! To put that in some context, this is the equivalent exposure of keynoting at some of the biggest academic conferences in the world several times over. So without further a do, here’s the list - If you have made it, congratulations! If not, share your research now and make sure you are getting all of the credit for your research outputs:
1. Priem, Jason; Costello, Kaitlin; Dzuba, Tyler (2012): Prevalence and use of Twitter among scholars. figshare.
2. Lawson, Stuart; Meghreblian, Ben; Brook, Michelle (2014): Journal subscription costs - FOIs to UK universities. figshare.
3. Wright, Glen; FX Coudert; Bentley, Martin; Deville, Sylvain; Steel, Graham (2014): This Study is Intentionally Left Blank - A systematic literature review of blank pages in academic publishing. figshare.
4. Kiley, Robert (2014): Wellcome Trust APC spend 2012-13: data file. figshare.
5. (NPG), Nature Publishing Group (2014): Author Insights 2014. figshare.
6. Lacovara, Kenneth (2014): Dreadnoughtus schrani 3D PDF images - Lacovara et al., 2014, A Gigantic, Exceptionally Complete Titanosaurian Sauropod Dinosaur from Southern Patagonia, Argentina, Scientific Reports,. figshare.
7. Ridgway, Gerard (2013): Illustrative effect sizes for sex differences. figshare.
8. Loman, Nicholas; Quick, Josh; Calus, Szymon (2014): A P. aeruginosa serotype-defining single read from our first Oxford Nanopore run. figshare.
9. McKiernan, Erin (2014): Culture change in academia: Making sharing the new norm.. figshare.
10. Norman, John (2014): Cambridge APC payments for RCUK 2013-14. figshare.
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