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Measuring the impact of altmetrics [Technically Speaking]

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How do you measure the influence of a journal or scientist? Until recently that question was largely settled. For a journal, you could turn to the impact factor (or IF), which determines the relative importance of a journal within its field by looking at how many times its articles get cited in other journals relative to the total number of articles it publishes.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 8 )

Date of Publication:

August 2012

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