Altmetrics in the humanities: perceptions of Italian scholars

Anna Maria Tammaro

Abstract


On-line access to publications and interaction through social media for researching is becoming increasingly used in the humanities as well as the sciences. The evaluation of humanities research should be based on the transparency of the quality of the reasearch which now has the possibility of creating an “Altmetric” alternative to the traditional peer review and bibliometric indicators. The Project “Altmetrics for the humanistic disciplines” aims to understand not only what functions in Altmetrics, but how and why it functions and also to gain knowledge of how the results of evaluation may be influenced by different elements.

 

Keywords: digital humanities, altmetrics, evaluation of publications


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