Altmetrics Come to Open Journal Systems (OJS) with New Paperbuzz Plugin
PKP [Public Knlowledge Project] is pleased to announce the release of the Paperbuzz Plugin for Open Journal System (OJS) versions 3.1.2 and above, built in cooperation with the Paperbuzz team at Impactstory. This new plugin will bring free altmetrics (an alternative to traditional citation-based metrics) based on open data to thousands of OJS journals.
What is Paperbuzz?
Paperbuzz is a free and open service built by Impactstory with PKP’s support. It takes the complex data collected by Crossref Event Data and calculates metrics for every article that has a digital object identifier (DOI) registered with Crossref.
What is Crossref Event Data?
Crossref Event Data is a service that tracks events on the Web like bookmarks, links, shares, etc. whenever the event is connected to Crossref metadata. At this point, Crossref Event Data is collecting data from the following sources: Crossref links, DataCite links, Hypothes.is, Newsfeed, The Lens, Plaudit, Reddit, Reddit Links, StackExchange, Twitter, Web, Wikipedia, WordPress.com. Full details can be found in the Crossref Event Data User Guide.
See Also: Search the PaperBuzz Database
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.