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PLoS altmetrics paper

The purpose of the paper to present the results of our study investigating these questions:

  • Is there in fact enough altmetrics data available to construct meaningful metrics?
  • How is data distributed across tools, users, and time?
  • How do altmetrics relate to accepted citation measures?

code

There are three projects included here:

  1. crawler code used to collect the altmetrics data used in this study
  2. database queries code to access the raw data in the couchDB
  3. stats R statistical scripts used to do the reported analyses and visualizations

datasets

Datasets are available here on GitHub, in the Downloads section.

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