B – Open access and altmetrics

Mounce R. Open access and altmetrics: distinct but complementary. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology 2013;39(4):14-17

Open access (OA) publications have been shown to gain more citations than articles with restricted access. Thus, alternative metrics (altmetrics) have arisen to better assess the influence and impact of online journal articles. They are still new, relatively unexplored and underdeveloped. This article considers the complementary relationship between OA journal publishing and altmetrics.