Altmetrics in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Click through to participateColleges and universities today increasingly use metrics of various kinds in evaluating research done within the institution. We hope in our study, being funded by the Open Society Foundations, both to learn more about current practices, specifically in the humanities and social sciences, and to think about potential best practices in the use of what are known as “altmetrics,” which are designed to improve upon more traditional citation counts, impact factors, and h-indexes.
We very much appreciate your help with this study through your participation in this survey. We’ll start by gathering some demographic information before digging into the questions on (alt)metrics. No personally identifiable information shared through this survey will be made public; all results will be anonymized, and our final white paper will include only aggregate information.