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4.1 The Future Has Already Begun: Origin, Classification, and Applications of Altmetrics in Scholarly Communication

From the book Handbook Bibliometrics

  • Dirk Tunger and Andreas Meier


Does bibliometrics still adequately capture the impact of scientific publications? New sources have been established in which scientific communication also takes place. Are these sources capable of generating a faster and more comprehensive picture of scientific output? This article presents the aim, methods and possibilities of altmetrics and puts it into a context of bibliometrics and foresight related processes.

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