History of Altmetrics



This is the 1st video from the OpenUP Altmetrics video series, that are based on the Taxonomy of channels of dissemination and altmetrics indicators. Stephan & Clemens explain the history of altmetrics.
Key points addressed:
  • What were the predecessors of altmetrics (cybermetrics, webometrics),
  • How did altmetrics evolve, and
  • Will altmetrics continue to strive? 
Target audience:

The webinar is of interest to all with an interest in the history of Altmetrics. From early career researchers to policymakers & funders.


Stephan Gauch & Clemens Blumel



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